If you give Kimber a cardboard box, it doesn’t matter what size it is, she’ll have that box deconstructed within minutes. Seriously, reduced to little bits of cardboard and in no way resembling a box. It’s impressive, until of course you realise that you’re the one who has to pick up all the bits of cardboard…
And yet her owner seems to excel at building boxes in which to put herself. I like to think that I’m free-as-a-bird, with no constraints, able to flit from this thing to that as the whim takes me. But I’m not. Because I always have to find a pigeon hole for what I’m doing, and slot myself in to it. I do it quite unconsciously, and, most of the time, it’s not until I’m fighting my way out of it that I realise it’s even there in the first place. Take this blog, for example. This was first conceived as my online, creative playground; a place where I could write about anything, publish cartoons, dream up fairy adventures, basically have fun. But almost as soon as I started it, I was implementing structures to it. The blog became life experiments, the cartoons got lost in the pressure of a weekly publication, the fairy stories were shelved due to the complexities of commercialisation. Basically, I reneged on the deal I’d made with myself to have fun. And as a result, I haven’t posted here in months. My father reminded me of an often overlooked Glaswegian expression the other day: “what a tube” and I think that probably sums it up: I’m a tube.
Luckily though, I’m not a wallowing kind of a tube. And I am someone who can recognise when they’re being a tube and do something about it. And so it is that I’ve joined Lotte Lane’s Come Blog With Me challenge. So for the next thirty days (that’s EVERY DAY!!!!) I’ll be blogging something. Some of it will be pants. Some of it might be okay. I’m hoping one or two posts might even be quite good. And most of all, I hope it helps me do a Kimber on the box I’ve constructed around this blog. Because my theme for this year is EASE and FUN. And how cool would it be if I found out how to do it here! So the next 30 days will be a fun experiment for me, and hopefully somewhat interesting for you. And who knows where we’ll be at the end. 🙂
Love it – so true. Looking forward to seeing you break down the box barriers!
Ease and Fun – good theme for 2015.
I look forward to seeing where the flow takes you.