Becca Anderson blathers about...stuff. Or something.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

The Missing Piece?

I spend so much of my time thinking scientifically. My brain is filled with statistics and research ideas and methodology...which is great. It is what my brain needs to be filled with in order to succeed in graduate school and my eventual career. I need to think like a psychologist and a scientist, even if I want to someday be a consultant.

Furthermore, I LIKE thinking that way. It feels so productive and right. I am a problem solver, I like to figure things out. I love psychology. This is the right path for me.

But lately, I know something is missing. I know I need to be more creative in my everyday life, whether that means managing my time better to include sewing, knitting, writing, playwriting...I don't know. It seems to me like the creative process takes such a long time, and like I need to gear up for it.

What I really need to do is jump in. This summer will be amazing, I know it. I want us to write down everything we think might be good, without discussing the hell out of it first. I want to dive in and be unafraid of the product being bad. I want to get the creative juices flowing and feel whole again.

It's only a couple of months off. I feel it.