I’ve turned completely beige

I was a creative child.  I was a creative teenager and a creative college student. (Really.  I have proof.)

I was even a creative young mother, an avid collector of craft books who led my uncooperative boys in art projects.  I painted dressers and stenciled walls and wrote prose and composed music.  I pored over recipe and gardening books.

But now?  Now I fear the riotous color of my life has been painted neutral, just like the walls in my house.

I am boring.  Boring, I tell you.  Void of ideas, empty of that flash of inspiration, just plain dry as desert sand.

I am also worried that I don’t have a creative bone left in my body.  They’ve all been replaced by plastic and metal that will set off alarms at the airport.

My life is a straight line of delivering kids to school, buying groceries, doing laundry, vacuuming, working at the computer, cooking a boring dinner, cleaning up after dinner, napping and working some more.

Bore.  Ing.

I’m a bore.

Will I ever have a clever thought again?  Will I be able to string together a necklace of words that shimmer even on an overcast day?

I either have to make peace with this dull turn of events or figure out a way to locate my missing creativity.

And I’ll do that as soon as I find the time.  (In other words, in about twenty years, give or take three months.)

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I’ve turned completely beige

9 thoughts on “I’ve turned completely beige

  1. Here is the great thing- we serve a Creative God, who created us in His image! We can seek Him in creative ways and He will always love us in creative ways-start looking for both of those things and I think the creativity will start flowing. Plus, I don’t think your blog is boring. I keep reading;-)

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  2. Like a lot of us, I think you’re in what I call “duck and run mode”. This requires a lot of effort in perseverance, scheduling and executing. I know in my case it seems to shut down creativity; it’s like you can’t do both at the same time.
    All that to say, I think it’s still there – it’ll just be a lot easier to get to once chaos has been replaced by calmness. Hang in there.

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  3. Kristine says:

    You absolutely slay me with your blog posts!!! I know EXACTLY how you feel! I do! But never fear, change will happen at some point and all will be well. Just go with the boring for now. It’s OK. Boring is the new black, sweetie! LOL

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  4. mary says:

    Once the Springtime comes, and you can burst open your windows wide and smell the grass again, you will find your creative mojo. I am not sure if you ever read The Artist’s Way, but many componants of that book have stayed with me over the years, and it could be a good start if and when you are ready to “unblock” your creative mind.

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  5. Pretty beige-y here now, too, in many ways, though I’m hoping to spark a return of some creative genius when we thaw out….

    I don’t think your blog is boring, either 🙂

    ‘Lucy’

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  6. Julie says:

    I totally have to agree with these other folks…not once has your blog seemed boring to me. Never! Your wit – your perspective – you are a fabulous writer!

    My wish is that soon you will have space and time for you!

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  7. Jeana says:

    Hi. I’m a first time reader of your blogs. I was googling the Naked Diet and up popped up your blog that you previously had written and then followed you over to here. I must say your definitely not as boring as me! Your blogs are entertaining. I love the way you write. I wish I had enough nerve to actually post what I’m thinking. Keep it going!

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