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Sweater: Old Navy
Shoes: Kensie Girl
Jewelry: The Limited

"I keep it upstairs. Gonna be a blank slate, gonna wear a white cape." - The National

It was a great Labor Day weekend. Friday, photo boyfriend and I took the day off and enjoyed a relaxing day in each other's company. Saturday, we took the kids to the beach. Sunday we went grocery shoppping, had a TV watching marathon, and rested up to return to work on Monday. In the midst of all this an important milestone was reached: I completed my last week with the kids at my former home. I have a permanent place of residence now! The kids will be staying with me at the apartment next week. I'm excited and terrified at the same time, but it feels good to have that chapter of my separation come to a close.

I wanted to send this post out yesterday, but I've been having a hell of a time figuring out what to write about the past couple of days. My creativity seems to have taken a little vacation of its own. The boyfriend and I had an interesting discussion about creativity on Friday over coffee at an outdoor cafe. I was telling him about the comment I received about my spelling errors in my last post. I was so proud of that post because the creative juices were really flowing that day, so the negative comment about my spelling kind of burst my bubble. He brought up that creativity usually requires a person to slack off in other areas. He said that Einstein often wore the same thing because he said he didn't want to waste his creativity on his clothing. I was like, "Yeah, just like Michael Kors - that dude always wears a black t-shirt, black blazer, and jeans. Oh, and how 'bout Steve Jobs and his mock turtlenecks."

It seems that some of the great creative minds of our time have chosen to be a blank slate in some areas of their lives so they can save all that creativity in their heads for the right time. Now, I'm by no means creating laws of physics or designing the latest fashion or technology, but I figure I can apply this same logic in my own life. So, the next time I spell a word wrong, instead of beating myself up over it I'm going to laugh it off and say, "Ha! Look at all that creativity I just saved." I'll call it my Theory of Creativity.

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14 comments:

  1. This dress looks gorgeous on you!

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  2. I, too, shall adopt "Theory of Creativity". I love it!

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  3. You look gorgeous as always! Glad that things are moving in the right direction for you. I think your so right on your creativity theory :)

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  4. Bonnie, I love this post! And I also love your pictures today. You look so relaxed and happy, and there is such a sense of movement in those images. I think your blog pictures are really moving in the right direction, and it sounds like your life is too. Congratulations :)

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  5. Thanks! I'm trying new things with the pictures, so I'm glad you like them!

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  6. Thanks! Glad you agree with my theory! It's a convenient way to get out of bad spelling! LOL!

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  7. Thanks! I love it as well and didn't receive any comments on it the last time I wore it, so it feels nice to get a compliment.

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  8. Hey lady! It's been a while, but I just wanted to say Hi and tell you that I love your Theory of Creativity. These people that have nothing better to do than criticize your grammar/spelling, obviously have nothing better to do. I would never in a million years come to someone else's blog and start critiquing their work (unless it was requested or I knew them personally and was trying to give them helpful pointers). The rudeness never ceases to amaze me. Anyway, keep strong! You look beautiful and happy.

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  9. Love the pictures.

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  10. Brilliant. What a positive spin - you are very cool, in a world full of uncool people.

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  11. You always look great in your pics, keep smiling! Do a favor though - dont take it personally, sounds like person was just trying to be helpful. take the postive route and maybe say, well, they want me to be my best and not have others judge. spin it!!

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