It wasn’t until I had a toddler that I realised how important ‘placement’ was in my creative internal vortex.
I place things on my desk with finesse, I drop things on my bookshelf with purpose, to a shallow glance it looks a little messy, it looks a little crazy, but to my internal Dewey Decibel system it is just right.
My son has the most beautiful nature, but he is a fiddler. Everything he touches is fiddled with. I am sure he is bursting with innovation because he finds anything he can to feel, to explore and to replace in his own way.
Two weeks ago I turned on the washing machine to hear a regular knock, that isn’t a part of its usual rhythm and after digging the water logged inhabitants, I found my brand new smart televisions water logged remote control.
It wasn’t until max started to press my placement control buttons that I realised how important place was in my creative routine.
I rearrange my desk.
I play with my notes on my side table.
I light candles.
I make coffee.
I muse with placement until my idea is ready to be birthed.
How about you?
Do you feel out of place?
Is finding a place and creating a place, an important part of your creative expression.
This new season for me has taken so long to settle, because of this one marker. Place.
I didn’t realise how much team, how much the people I collaborated with, the location of my workspace, the routines, the deeply enriched rituals, how much they enabled my creativity and innovation through place.
Slowly I am finding my new place.
And I kinda like it.
How about you?
Do you need to find your place?
Do you need to find your fit?
Explore this today.