I am fortunate to know many creative women, of all ages and in all walks of life. Their creativity takes many forms: they may paint on canvas; take fabulous photos; create divine gardens; write beautiful texts or play music …. and sometimes their daily routine doesn’t leave so much space for that sort of creativity so they create in other ways that weave themselves into their lives: they raise their children; create a beautiful home; build a rewarding business … and sometimes, just sometimes, they even write a blog!
Today I was very happy to lunch with three particularly creative blogger friends. I joined Vicki Archer, Tish Jett and Carla Coulson for lunch in Paris and the conversation was lively. Besides writing successful and popular blogs, they have each published at least one book and they are each just totally fabulous women.
But today there was no hint of self congratulation, or self satisfaction, but rather a shared enjoyment of a rare opportunity to get together and a recognition of the fact that being able to create on a daily basis is not only essential; it is a privilege and a blessing.
Although we are each at a stage in our lives where we have more freedom to structure our time, there was not one person at the table who was longing to sit back and slow down. There was an energy in the air, a need to express oneself; a longing to have fun, to continue to build and to create each day.
Times have changed, opportunities have widened, and of course the world of blogging has opened up so many doors to so many different people, of all ages. We each tend to write for women of around our own age, but we are on even par with bloggers half our age , who are also doing their thing and doing it beautifully.
And as I drove home to Normandy, I thought about our discussions and it occurred to me that I should have asked them one more question …. what will we be doing in ten years time? I for one could never have foreseen this stage in my life, and it makes me feel excited about what may be around the next corner.
So since I didn’t ask them, I thought I’d ask you! Tell me, what is your creative kick, and where do you see it taking you in the years to come?
……….. oh my goodness, one day on and I am just thrilled by all the comments below. I am indeed blessed to have such a talented and generous and energetic bunch of ladies reading my blog – thank you! I’m afraid I really can’t go by and answer each comment, but I am so grateful for all that has been shared here. You girls rock!