Image: Calvin and Hobbes

My word for 2018 is Creativity. I’ve laid the groundwork for a couple of projects that are ready to be born. 

Last year’s word was Self-care. I learned to care for myself like I care for my children. I stopped smoking, I did yoga at least twice a week and Stopped drowning my sorrows in food, particularly sugar. I also made sure I got enough sleep most of the time. It was a massive learning curve and I fell many times but I’m finally learning to listen to my body. To give it the care and respect it deserves. I always rolled my eyes at the ‘your body is your temple’ thing, but we only get one ( in this lifetime at least.) we need to take good care of it. 

I intend to nurture my creativity this coming year in the same way I learned to nurture my body in 2017. My addiction stole so much from me, my productivity in my creative life was mainly limited to my sober periods. When I drank I fantasised about being creative and longed for it but getting drunk was all consuming. It sucked the life and love right out of me and consequently no energy, time or inspiration was left for the things or people I love. 

I am fucking happy and lucky to be sober and can’t wait for 2018. Bring it on. Xxxx❤️💗💛💖💚🧡

15 thoughts on “Creativity

  1. Yes! I wish there was an Artist’s Way course we could both attend. Exactly like you said: When I drank I fantasised about being creative and longed for it but getting drunk was all consuming.
    Now I can make these fantasies reality.
    Thank you for the inspiration. (And I might be stealing your word.)

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  2. Great word! I love it.
    I agree that my drinking robbed me of my ability to create. That is actually the reason I started my blog – I used to write a lot, and I was feeling the itch a year into my sobriety, so I took it baby steps by writing about what I was into at that time – my recovery. Since then I have been able to expand out. I am planning on doing some short pieces now and edit some ones I did in 2017.
    I look forward to seeing what happens for you this year!

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  3. I love it Hurrah! I share your word. Like you, I took great effort to pave the way for a fruitful and creative 2018.

    You’ve got me all jazzed up! Let’s make it a great year. If there’s anything I can do to help in your projects, let me know.

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  4. This is great Hurrah, you sound so positive and happy! I’m at a similar point where I’m looking to develop my creative stuff. It’s awesome when being sober opens up the mental space and clarity to use towards other exciting, creative projects. I hope it all goes brilliantly for you in 2018 😀 x

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  5. Love this 🙂 My 2018 word is Cerebration which is well on similar lines. It’s a little late but Happy New Year 🙂 and waiting to see the creativity 🙂 🙂

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