Creativity & distractions

Take time to look around

Life is full of distractions, well mine is, and a bit of creativity now and again.

I feel like I spend so much time doing things I don’t really want to do, and I don’t know why I do that.

Or maybe I only think that after I’ve done something, and I’m left thinking, “Why didn’t I do that instead?”.

Take time to get out

Confused. Me too. Anyway these pages are about stuff  I love doing and probably don’t spend enough time doing them. But it’s something I’m working on, I always have, but not always successfully. That’s life.

I love travelling around in my #oldvan. I’m probably at my happiest driving off and finding a park-up somewhere in the #oldvan, a 1997 Renault Trafic campervan. Preferably by the sea. But a river or lake will do. Or  a forest.  Deserted, hopefully, but that rarely happens.

There are still quiet places of beauty and tranquillity to be found and I suppose that’s what I’m searching for, an antidote to the frantic pace of 21st century life. Give me the old ways. The way of younger days.

You’ll probably find me outside somewhere, on foot, walking, or on two wheels or four. Sometimes it’s a combination of all three.

Take time to create, find your art.

Next I enjoy creating stuff, be it a drawing, a painting, a simple greeting card. Or something bigger, a model railway, a garden, and then enjoying it for a while, until the next idea pops into my head.

And if it’s not that, I’ll be cooking or sleeping. I do love a daytime sleep for an hour or so. I’ll happily break off from doing something for a sleep to break up an activity, wherever I am, inside or out. The #oldvan is great for that.

Take time to read

My maxim is, “Take your time”. There is no point in rushing anything. Take time to enjoy. The only life you have is the moment, now. And it passes quickly. Savour that coffee. Sip the wine. Savour the taste of a good beer. Too quick and you miss so much.

Finally don’t forget those that are close to you. Time with them is precious. It doesn’t last forever. One day we all depart. Make sure you enjoy the special times. They are so important. They will live on with you or those you leave behind.

Try to avoid regrets. I try, but I’m not always successful, but that’s life. Live, create, enjoy, savour. Above all else, create beautiful moments you, and those close to you, will treasure. Then you and I can say we were successful.

Finally, enjoy the music and the love.

Take time to love

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