I’ve written in the past about Blocks to Creativity and now I am experiencing a new one, loss of momentum. Of course, I’ve experienced this before, however writing about it gives it clarity, seeing the ups and downs. Anytime you come to a complete stop, it makes sense that it will take energy to get moving again. I am not at a loss for ideas, with journals and sketchbooks and unfinished projects, I have enough creative work to keep me going a very long time.
This loss of momentum is something else. It is physical but also more than physical. I’ve pushed for nine months– the wedding, this blog, sketch play, the LA Times–it’s been a productive time. I’ve managed to lose twelve pounds, and don’t forget my day job. It’s been a daily push, exciting but also stressful. The wedding was a deadline and a challenge. Mix in some fear and apprehension, the need for massive organization and lots of decision-making and put it on a person who shies away from the center of attention, and once the big day arrived and succeeded all expectations, and I survived, then the motion ended. I became inert.
The definition of inert: adj. incapable of moving, acting, or resisting an opposing force, devoid of mental energy, making no imaginative effort, hard to get to move or act.
To get moving again may simply be a week or two of deep sleep, extra sleep, catching up on sleep. I’ll let you know. For more information on blocks, here’s a link to an earlier post. Blocks to Creativity (Thank you cb)