They tell me its November, but I am not convinced. I am fairly sure its around the end of June – that’s what I am putting my money on anyway.
Creativity has been working its way back to my core, albeit in fits and starts since I wrote about Day 1.0 earlier in the year. Some painting has been done (!) and I have written a tome on creativity for coaches (if you want to access to it, its actually a 4 module resource, which will teach coaches all they need to know about creativity!). Even writing this resources, which was meant to be a “quick” piece of work, took me nearly 3 months and ended up around 30,000 words, illustrating again, how incapable I am of doing small things. I got so into the research/learning, that enjoyment took over:)
This is Day 1 and a bit, perhaps about 1.3 because progress towards the core is slow. Perhaps its better than way? Along the way, I have taught and coached lots of OT’s, written some great work and kept myself moving forward, but I realized that this year needed a boot put up its rear, so I signed up for John Williams 30 Day Challenge which started on Friday.
This program has been running for a couple of years now and I know a couple of people who have done great things during their challenges. I spent several weeks trying to decide what to work on during November and initially decided to focus on something for Discovery Party, namely taking it into business, developing it as a team event and inventing some new games and tools.
But yesterday I had a growing realization that I was planning to do this anyway and the energy to do this was lacking, so I have just changed my plans…it needs to be about painting and establishing my creativity consultancy much more.
I keep skirting around the edges…tinkering with it all…justifying my plans in all sorts of ways, but ultimately my soul needs to paint. And when I am not painting, I need to be expressing my value in ways which I currently am not. I have many valuable skills which are currently not being offered to the world in the best way.
So that’s what November is about. Finishing some paintings, starting many more (I expect!) and developing some offers that are too hard to refuse:)
What is your November about? Something to do with moustaches (Movember) or starting something else?