Lisa A. Kramer

Author, Speaker, Theater Artist, Creativity Facilitator

Three Slices at a Time

DSCN0427Something has shifted in me this summer, for the better I hope.

I don't know if its being surrounded by creative people who are here for one purpose, or the flexibility of my schedule without lots of added pressure, or simply something inside myself. I don't want to question it, really.

Something has shifted and I feel like anything is possible. I feel creative and inspired, and dare I say it . . . hopeful. I feel like choosing to live life with energy and creativity is the path that I need to take now, worries be damned.

I don't want to worry about the future, or money, or whether or not I will ever feel like a success. I just want to create, do, enjoy.

I want to order three slices of pie with my family and taste each one.

I want to work on all the projects that pop into my head, and not worry about whether or not they will be published or read or seen or whatever.

I want to write a puppet show to perform with my husband. I want to direct and create some fabulous pieces of theatre to inspire people of all ages. I want to write and write and write, whether or not I ever find a reader.

I want to live a life where creativity and kindness rule, and I am able to block out politics and negativity.

I know it's not possible to live in a creative vacuum. I know that the concerns of survival must sneak in at times. Bills must be paid. Responsibilities must be met. Doctor's appointments must be kept and health must be watched.

But that doesn't mean we need to put all the negative stuff first. Life is simply too short to live without joy. Sometimes you have to kick back, splurge a little, get a pedicure, and dive into three different types of pie.

[caption id="attachment_6896" align="aligncenter" width="584"]This morning's mother daughter splurge. This morning's mother daughter splurge.[/caption]

One . . . two . . . three switch. Yum. Which pie do you like best?

I like the life that allows you more than one slice.