I just finished reading a book by Amanda Blake Soule called The Creative Family: How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections. This passage describes the awakening of the spirit that I experienced with the start of motherhood:
Given the creative nature of children, it is no coincidence that so many of us are led to seek a more creative life in their presence. Either an old creative passion or pursuit that has been forgotten is internally churned up, or we suddenly feel a need for something else in our lives when we’ve never considered ourselves creative before. Being around even the youngest children— and the purity of their rich creative energy— brings out our need for that same innovative spirit. They inspire us not only to nurture and embrace all of who they are, but to nurture and embrace our own creative selves as well.
Writing. Crafting. Writing. Sewing. Writing. Dancing. Writing. Knitting. Writing. Quilting. Writing. Writing. Writing. And then once a week, just to keep my pulse on what’s new in medicine, one review article (maybe) from the journal Pediatrics in Review.