As humans, it's in our nature to define everything. When we do something, we feel the need to justify that something to others. I am writing a blog, so for awhile I felt it necessary to justify the blog by saying I was doing it for our business (we all know that's not true). Why couldn't I just have said, I'm going to write a blog because I want to. I want to create. I want to write. I want to share with others.
Have you ever just done something because you feel like doing it? Not because someone else wants you to do it? Or for a reason or purpose or outcome? But just to do it? For example, have you ever just gone outside for a leisurely walk, not to count your steps on your fitbit or walk 3.45 miles, but just to move, and be outside, and breathe in the fresh air?
Have you ever sat down with a blank piece of paper and some crayons and just drawn or colored? With no purpose or expected outcome?
Why do we as humans spend so much time "scheduled?" Have you ever taken a whole day and done absolutely nothing. Not even watched tv, or been on your phone, but just spent the day "being?" What does that even look like?
Doing these things helps us drop the definition we find we need.
These thoughts are floating around in my head because I have an idea. I want to create a community of women that create together. That support and encourage each other. That inspire one another. I've been brainstorming and jotting down ideas, and trying to "define" what I want it to be. But I'm starting to realize, it's not up to me about "how" it's going to be. I need to put my idea and thoughts out there, and let it happen, how it's supposed to happen. I mean, sure, I probably need to plan and organize to get the ball rolling, but beyond that, I'm going to need to learn to step back, not micro manage and not control the outcome, but instead enjoy the process of whatever might unravel.