The engagement post definitely got some attention.
The reason being, it's not always in good status. We often go through long periods of separation from our authentic selves. We go through times in our lives where things aren't flowing and where we don't feel like our best selves. We go through times in our lives when things are not in order, they are not working out, and we simply can't catch a wave.
So, what do we do then?
What do we do when we aren't in the creative flow, but we so desperately want to be back there or to find it in the first place?
I have always had a major fascination with IKEA. Maybe it's because I am a sucker for brilliant, efficient, and stylish design at an affordable cost, (who knows?) but I remember the day when the new IKEA catalog would arrive at my apartment with great fondness. I looked through it again and again.
Sometimes, I would make excuses to go to IKEA and walk around; get a coffee, explore what life would look like in their mini apartment set ups offering different square footages.
'Here's what life would be in just 345 square feet or 567 square feet! With IKEA it all fits, it all works, and it's so beautiful!'
IKEA calmed me down. It gave me the sense that all things could find order.
Perfection is a fantasy that does us a major disservice.
In the studio, I may get every paint brush in the perfect paint brush cup and every canvas prepped and ready to go, but as soon as I embark on the journey of a painting there is something left unfinished.