Happy February everyone! We’re inching closer and closer to spring! If Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction is correct, we can look forward to an early spring here in the US of A and I can’t wait.
I love the question for this month’s IWSG. They asked, “Besides writing what other creative outlets do you have?”
For me, the answer is none. I can’t hang a picture straight let alone express myself in creative ways that don’t include writing. Unless adult coloring books count. Do they count? I didn’t think so.
However, I have other outlets that I enjoy immensely. Topping the charts is the beach. While I’m not a fan of the cold weather, I don’t mind visiting the beach in the early part of the fall and later months of winter. That means my beach visiting time is right around the corner.
I also enjoying gardening. Okay, I enjoy the growing part of gardening but hate pulling weeds. Really hate pulling weeds. Because it’s so cold outside, you may think gardening isn’t an option for me right now, but it is. One of my children gave me starter kits for Christmas last year. My first batch was bonsai trees. They didn’t sprout at all. The other kit is cactus and succulents. They’re in the process of growing now. Then there was a Black Friday sale on Good Morning America that I happened to catch. This was a starter kit on steroids. The picture doesn’t do it justice. It came with pods, a growing station, a timed, adjustable lamp, and so many plants, herbs, and vegetables to choose from. Plus, it waters itself. I planted basil two weeks ago and it’s already sprouting. Next up will be tomatoes, more succulents, and lettuce. Suck it e-coli!
Another outlet for me is volunteering. It’s probably the most thing I’m passionate about (aside from my family of course). While it isn’t creative, it is fulfilling and a safe outlet for others in need of someone to talk or to listen to them.
Do you enjoy the outdoors? Do you like to garden?
This is a post for the Insecure Writer's Support Group. Its purpose is to share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! A big shout out to Alex Cavanaugh for making all of this possible. You rock!