Welcome both old and new friends!
I think it’s about time we got personal…
How many hours of the day do you devote to doing things for yourself?
How many hours of the day do you devote to doing things for others?
In a world where a 24 hour day is barely enough time, allowing oneself to get set in a routine almost comes naturally to keep sanity between managing multiple schedules and creating space to reconnect with those you love. Not to mention time reserved to allow your creative juices to flow. Although routines are great -Trust me when I note that I am one to love and respect a good schedule- there comes a point where we need to step out of our comfort zone and daily life to rekindle an old friendship or take time to create a new one. I recognize that this can be a scary task for some people but also have found that overcoming the things that terrify us can bring the most joy.
Here are some fun and relaxed questions to think about in a future conversation:
- Where did you grow up?
- What is the most embarrassing thing you have ever done?
- What blogs do you like to read?
- If you had to gain 20 pounds, what would you eat? Pounds of Tiramisu Brownies… me too 🙂
- What was your favorite childhood toy?
- Tell me about one of your traditions?
- Would you like to decorate a sharpie mug together?
At this point you may be thinking, “Kate, what does this have to do with following creative culture?” Well that’s just the beauty of it all. Creating beautiful things is not limited to things tangible in order to be appreciated, followed, cultivated, or recognized. For example, I had never have known how much I could enjoy taking photos until a girl I barely knew asked me to go out and shoot pictures with her. Not only has my love for this medium grown, so has our friendship.
Whether it is a new collegiate at work, inviting a family over after church, or a girl in your class that only seems to make eye contact with the people she’s currently stalking on Instagram, take the first step in creating something beautiful in his or her day that will probably be something you both can always remember.
I challenge you to devote 1 hour to someone else. Imagine how much fun the next D.I.Y project would be to do together!
Something beautiful is waiting to be created…
Carpe Diem, Creators. Carpe Diem.