I have been reading a lot of blogs lately reminding me of the importance of taking the time to provide myself with a creative outlet. I was starting to think that I had let all my creative hobbies slide. I haven't made jewelry since high school. I can't remember the last time I scrapbooked. I have an unfinished buffet in my dining room. I haven't sewed since junior high. I used to work with clay and create gifts for holidays, birthdays, etc. All of these things create messes I currently don't have the energy to deal with. I still occasionally make cards. Then last night I had an epiphany.
I was making Cheesy Grilled Eggplant Sandwiches with some modifications due to what food I had on hand versus what the recipe called for. I realized that this was my creative outlet. It had never occurred to me that my cooking or baking was my creative outlet because I don't create the recipes. There are some amazing foodie bloggers out there that do this very well. I, however, can modify with the best of them to create something especially for the two/three of us. J When I am cooking or baking a lot, I do not get the urge to create because it is being fulfilled. Out of necessity, I will be cooking more at home over the next few months and will have to be more creative and less exotic than I have been. I am looking forward to it.
What do you do to satisfy your creative urges? I really do believe we all have them in some way, shape or form. I think it is part of being made in the Image of the Creator. Share your creativity with me. Think about it if you have to—I did. It may not be obvious to you because I think we too often compare ourselves to those around us. I don't create like other people and you might not either. Praise the Lord for our uniqueness!