When I am away from home or unable to spend time doing those day to day chores, I end up feeling a bit lost and discombobulated. The Creative Connection event was such a wonderful opportunity for me, and such an amazing experience. My house, however, suffered the consequences of my devotion to this event in the past weeks. I love the lead up to a big event, all the preparation and planning. I also, equally, love the come down from an event-the chance to recover and reinstate oneself into the everyday, to establish a bit of routine again. Piles of laundry, dust bunnies in the corners, and waiting grocery lists are all welcome to me. I feel the need to tackle some of them before I can move on to the next project. It allows me to stew a bit on all of the creative craziness that I just encountered, then refocus on things to come. Cleaning lets my mind wander and reflect, and organizing enables me to start fresh with new creative projects. My space absolutely needs to look tidy and beautiful in order for me to create.
I am fully aware that not everyone functions in this way. Many of you may flourish best in complete, or partial, chaos. Some of you, like me, may need counters cleaned, laundry done, and ducks in a row before you can move on. What kind of environment do you thrive in? What makes you tick-order or chaos?