If you read my last post, you’ll see all of the reasons I think that being creative is a blessing. But there is a positive and a negative side to everything, so here are my reasons as to why being creative is a curse!
#1 Buying craft supplies and using them are two different things
Let me start this out by saying, I crochet. Let me finish by saying… I. HAVE. SO. MUCH. YARN!
No, but seriously… I have soo much yarn! Why do I buy so much? I know I won’t use it all? It goes in the bin not to be looked at again for another week or more? Generally I don’t even have a project in mind when I buy it? I usually just say “Oh that’s pretty… Mine!” and end up with $30+ of yarn?? Every! Time!
My fiance, who I just moved in with, thought I was joking when I said I have so much yarn… Don’t make me laugh. Once we moved in, I couldn’t hide the amount I stashed away anymore- not when he was the one carrying it up to my craft room!
This obsession with buying new craft supplies can’t be just me!
#2 Finding motivation/ time
I’m in my early 20’s right now. So for me, I have school two days, and I work long hours on four other days a week. So, realistically, Sunday is my only full day off. But between homework, running errands, running a blog, planning a wedding next year and also wanting to have friends and relax with my fiance… There isn’t a lot of room for crafting. To top it off, my work is in the airport, so I have a long walk through security and things. To get to work at 9am, I’m up at 7am. And I won’t get home til roughly 6pm. So by that time I’ve been up and running for… 11 hours? After taking a seat on that couch and getting cuddled up to my baby (also don’t forget… I need to eat dinner in there as well!) I don’t really want to move for the rest of the night. My motivation to craft files right out the window!
#3 YOU CAN NEVER FINISH A PROJECT!
That’s right, I am sure all of my fellow crafters are nodding their head in unison right now. I can’t be the only one that has this problem, right? I have so many good ideas that I simply can’t finish all of them! I get motivation to do one project… so I start it. But then the next day, I get inspiration for another project…so I start it. Except for I never actually finished the first project, and I likely never will. Or at least if I do, it will be longer than a week down the road to finish what should have taken me like a half hour. And, by that time, I’ll have 3 more other projects started. Ugh. The struggle is real.
#4 You’re always on the lookout for another project
Despite having so many projects started already, it just seems that your brain just can’t help itself…. So it thinks of more projects you can do. And these thoughts can happen anywhere, at any time. Do you know how many times I have woken up at 3am with a story or blog post idea??) Or how many times I have stayed up way past my bedtime to get an idea down (like currently). And once the creativity hits, it doesn’t stop. The annoying part is when is does finally stop however… it seems to be gone forever.
#5 Creative Block
Kinda just like writers block, just for the crafters. As I said in my last point, when the creativity stops, it seems to stop forever. You may be sitting at your crafting table, looking at all of your supplies feeling totally and utterly stumped on what to do with them. Why can’t the supplies just talk and give you ideas on what they desire to be? Wouldn’t that be handy? Sadly, it doesn’t work like that! That’s why I came up with this post to help out all my creators stuck in a creative slump!
Related post: Being Creative is a Blessing!
Despite all of these negatives, being creative is my favorite thing in the world. I love having this passion and this skill in my life. It’s just part of who I am.
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What’s your least favorite parts of having a creative mind? Are there any? If not, tell me some of your favorite things about being creative!
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