What I “achieved” in Barcelona
well… nothing really
Last year I lived about 7 months in Barcelona
And for some reason …I just didn’t make things happen
These months were spend well
food for the soul, ears and eyes ( music, food, art)
long walks at the beach
Probably exactly what I needed
this ‘not getting anything done” was pretty frustrating.
My nature is to come up with ideas, see possibilities and make things work.
Maybe even most of my identity (me feeling me) and self-worth comes from these experiences of realizing projects and getting things done.
So the painful thing was
That I tried
To realize one of my ideas
But nothing wanted to flow, get done or work out
Except for… a blanket
In these months I knitted 1 blanket
4 by 1 meter
with fringes on the side
I started it
Did the work
And finished it
And got to experience the satisfaction that comes with realizing something.
This was an interesting experience because – knitting was not one of my skills, and even the ‘making something with my hands’ is new for me.
So it makes me wonder
Why then did this, of all things I tried, work out?
Maybe you are stuck in a creative project too, or like to do your work with more ease.
I reflected on this experience and came to 5 learnings about realizing a creative project.
learnings that can be applied to other projects too,
and get the river of creating flowing again.