A Different Kind of Valentine

heart image“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”  Lucille Ball

For creative people, it seems like once you’re immersed in one project a new idea winks at you from across the room.  While it is exciting to imagine future horizons, it can lead to dissatisfaction with the present. The muse takes on a nagging tone and suddenly it doesn’t matter that you wrapped up your latest novel—where’s the next one?

While inspiration speaks in different languages, frustration and discouragement are universal.  On this day celebrating love, treat your creative spirit to something that feeds your soul.  If the idea of self-love seems narcissistic, at least take a break from beating yourself up over what has yet to be accomplished.

Whether or not you love Lucy, you have to admit, the lady got a lot done.