Posts Tagged ‘lost creativity’

Today I decided to not publish my regular product Monday post.  Instead, I am going to talk about losing the mojo, gumption, drive, and then regaining it.

For 44 years I have been all about soap, fragrance, and natural skin care products.  Never have I been disinterested.

Recently I couldn’t find the desire to work in my shop.  Granted, I have a lot of kids on the ground.  I have been tired.  I am pushed for time.  Sleep and finding time to take care of myself was a struggle. 

But the tiny bursts of time I did have to do my craft, work on the business, were not filled with a desire to do it.

Today, as I prepped for a speech I am doing tonight, as I filled a basket full of sample soaps for the business-women in the audience, I thought of a soap that I wanted to make.  The desire was immense.  I made a batch of Rose Cedarwood goat milk soap.  It smelled terrific to me, and it felt good to be creative.

What I realized is, sometimes when we are tired, when we feel backed into a corner, when we feel we have lost sight of our goals in life, what it takes is a bit of quiet time, a short break, and the “go-juice” returns with newness on its wings.

Thank goodness!

I do have plans to add new products to Annie’s Goat Hill Handcrafted Soaps.  I also have plans for a more natural life in my own household.  I will explain all of that in a blog post later this week.

Until then, enjoy your life! Don’t beat yourself up when you feel you hit a dead-end road.  Creativity will come back.

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