#SBSmeetup and Musings on Creativity


I have an insatiable longing to constantly be surrounded by unharnessed creativity, and when I get too submerged in everyday routines, I am forced to take matters into my own hands. Yes, it may look silly to a grown man for his grown wife to insist on wearing her fanciest dress while she prepares Tuesday night dinner. {Someone needs to be sane the majority of the time in our household, and clearly he took that job.} And yes, it probably looks ridiculous to a random passerby to see me twirling in a tutu skirt in the middle of the street. And yes, even my two-year-old niece is slightly alarmed when I throw on a pink boa and spontaneously burst into a song about a pink elephant – but you know what? Each time, whether it’s the husband, the passerby, or my two-year-old niece, a smile creeps onto their face {after the initial shock, of course}.


I like to think that they smile, and they consider something they have never considered before. They open their minds to the endless possibilities before them, and for a brief moment, they wonder what it would feel like to do that. For a brief moment, inspiration strikes, and something in their mind shifts.


Last weekend I was invited to the #SBSmeetup in Knoxville, and you are probably wondering how that relates to my rather questionable confessions above. Being the obliging individual that I am, I will rather awkwardly proceed to another, seemingly unrelated topic.


As someone much wiser than I once said, “In order to lead a fascinating life – one brimming with art, music, intrigue and romance – you must surround yourself with precisely those things.” I’ve only recently embraced this theory about life. Living the life you’ve always dreamed of is not about fate or luck or being in the right place at the right time; it’s about maintenance. It’s about the daily process of designing the life you want and surrounding yourself with that which you crave.


That is why I am so thankful for events like the #SBSmeetup – and blogging communities in general – that offer curious oddities like myself the chance to collaborate with like-minded individuals for the purpose of expanding our minds, pushing our creative boundaries and coming together in a collaborative effort to design the life we’ve always dreamed of.


I hope my random ramblings encourage you to venture out and find outlets for your own creativity and people who will support your endeavors. In the rare event that I haven’t completely alienated you, I hope you share your thoughts on this topic in the comment section, below.

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  1. One of my favorite and most memorable dates with my husband is right around this time last year when we got all dressed up (I’m talking floor length gown, fancy up-do, full face of makeup, etc.) for a picnic up on the mountains (we’re located right in the middle of Appalachian, Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains).

    I’m glad to hear someone shares my eccentric ideas… As always, it’s such a pleasure to have you chime in on my posts! XOXO

  2. Glad you got to meet others in the blogging community ;) Also, I like making dinner in my heels sometimes (to break them in…of course…) so nothing wrong with a fancy dress while cooking!

    • I love the fact that there are other women like myself! Don’t ever feel like you have to justify wearing heels while cooking – at least not to me! As far as I’m concerned, wearing heels is acceptable whatever the occasion! :) Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts, Jocellyn! XOXO

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