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.
The National - Blank Slate mp3
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