want to hear something funny?
For the past couple of weeks, I’ve had this crazy urge to redecorate and organize and clean and clear out. I moved everything between closets. I went through my clothes and shoes. I figured out how to rearrange the stuff in the spare room closet so I could fit my extra car seat inside. I finally finished emptying out the spare room and turned it into my “art studio”. I took down some art and put up some new art. I am dying to paint my spare room, if I could just figure out what color. I cleaned my walls. Etc.
Then, the reason hit me.
Wait for it.
Yes, it’s true. I giggled for days.
The process of creation for women can apply to both a physical birth as well as a creative birth. Just as we give birth to children, we give birth to ideas and projects. In my case, it is the latter (though I am not entirely sure what it is yet). It’s just that since I have never had any desire for children, the idea that I am nesting makes me laugh.
I was telling my younger sister about this earlier. When I mentioned my desire to paint the spare room, she said, “Oh, you mean you want to paint the nursery?!” (I had just explained the whole creative birth thing to her.)