“So many of us believe in perfection, which ruins everything else, because the perfect is the enemy of the good; it is also the enemy of the realistic, the possible, and the fun.”
Carving time and space to be attentive to our creative practice can be daunting at anytime, during a pandemic, when we’re struggling to juggle all our roles it’s even more difficult. Not only do we have to make the time, which often means taking time away from our responsibilities, but then, once at our desk we must quiet our minds, we have to release the tight grip of the mind that stands in the way. In this workshop we’ll spend some time building tools and resources to relieve the overwhelming pressure we put on ourselves. We will unpack the fear of failing and understanding that not producing is not only normal but even healthy at times.
Together we will visit some questions about our work. Why we write? Why we read? What’s at the root of our frozen moments?
Feeling stuck is an opportunity to look at the way we work, the way we talk to ourselves, examine our expectations, and be honest about what we can handle at this time. Join the instructor and your fellow students to write together, to read, to talk and laugh about our human experience and how we can get out of our way and get words on the page.