I have been in “The Creative Zone” a lot lately. That mysterious place where time does not exist. There is no hunger, no need to sleep, routines are forgotten and magic is happening.
It is when I indulge my new passion and I create. Even as I write this I can feel I am in that Zone.
How did I access the zone? By following my passion, my instinct and my heart.
The zone is intense, individual and all consuming. When I am there I can feel life gently tapping me on the shoulder, calling me back, time to cook dinner, go to bed, take the kids to school. The Zone is a place I visit, it is where magic happens. I cannot remain in the zone forever. It can also be exhausting, it uses a lot of my energy, my emotions and my mental capacity.
I have created many different zones during my life. There has been the New Love Zone. The indescribable happiness when I met my husband Roy. There was my Wedding Week Zone a bubble of bliss that surrounded me for days. Then a New Mum Zone, wow my babies being born, those first few weeks, the enchantment, the indescribable joy and the blur..
I know not all zones are happy. My dear friend has been in a zone this week. Thrown there when her Mum died. She too has forgotten to eat, not slept, there is no routine in her day, her week. She is in an unnatural state. She is busy organising things she desperately does not want to have to do. She is numb at times, getting it all done, ticking off the long list of things for the funeral. Then at other times she is so overwhelmed with grief she is incapable of doing anything.
The funeral is today and then she will begin to drift back to reality. Her life will begin to call her back, a different life now. A life that will hurt, agonisingly hurt. A new reality without her beloved Mum. Has the zone been shielding her this week, helping her get it all done.
I am in the zone less often this week. I am finding a new balance, working my new passion into my daily life. Allowing myself time to recharge, knowing my new creative zone will wait for me, it is my passion and it is also mine forever.
When have you been in the zone?