Creative guilt and comparisonitis
Feeling guilt or even shame around our creativity is nothing new…
…but I see more people dealing with it these days.
After all, aren’t we all supposed to be locked inside our homes waiting for this to pass?
To start, that’s obviously not the case. We’re not all locked inside just waiting about for better days to come.
Some of us—those we’ve been calling the frontliners—work more than ever, under more strenuous circumstances than ever.
Some of us locked inside our homes are still working as well, and a few of those might even be working harder because their line of profession is asking that of them right now.
Some of us have kids who they are supposed to homeschool.
Some of us have all of the above and then some.
Yes, there are people waiting out this pandemic who are bored out of their minds, but, for a lot of people, life as they knew it kind of went on or got harder.
And yet we’re all being shamed and guilted in not feeling enough, in not taking this ‘opportunity’ to finally learn that language, finish that book, become fit (what? If there’s one thing I’m not becoming these days, it’s fit).Read More →