Keeping a blog updated is a difficult task. Especially when it’s the Christmas season. It seems as if there a thousand things to be done, presents to be purchased, people to be visited, and so on and so forth.
So of course, we aren’t able to make as much time as we usually are for our creative work — like updating a blog, for example — in these kinds of seasons, and we tend to feel guilty as we drive off to the next potluck or sleep in that extra 15 minutes before work so that we can get through the day.
But I think we need to do away with that guilt as much we can, and not be surprised when these kinds of seasons show up. There are going to be points in our life when things are unavoidably in full swing, and we’re not going to have as much space for creative work as we usually do.
The trick, then, is to transform that busyness into inspiration; take the time we’re spending in the chaos and view those moments as opportunities to be filled, inspired, encouraged, and challenged, so that when we do find ourselves with more creative time, we have a plethora of stories, ideas, riffs, and other creative pieces that can grow into something great.
Look, I know you’ll dreading going to that next potluck. Or that shopping trip. Or that staff party. Or whatever. But maybe you’ll dread all of those things less if you view them as what they could be: little bits of creative treasure that you can use when the season is passed and you’re searching for some pearls of inspiration.
The challenge is this: can we take the time we're spending in mass amount during the Christmas season and turn into something powerful, as compared to, something to lament?