I joined Redbud Writer’s Guild last year, because being a solo writer is hard. I’ve started finding sisters in this gathering of fierce lady wordsmiths. It’s amazing to support other writers and feel their support come back to me through the strange universe of the Internet. I’m so proud to post today on a subject close to my heart for a sisterhood that’s helping me feel less alone online.
I’ll happily cook a three-course chicken dinner. I’ll willingly gather laundry and drop it in the wash. But for a long time, washing dishes, especially by hand, was my least favorite chore.
But moving to a house without a dishwasher changed that. I’m spending more time up to my elbows in suds. And to my surprise, I find the energy spent, the rhythm and focus of cleaning plates inspiring. Because when it comes right down to it, everything I know about creativity I learned from washing dishes.
Doubt that dishwashing has much to teach about handicrafts, starting a small business, or using your imagination? Think again…
I’m at Redbud Writer’s Guild’s blog today, sharing this favorite post I first published at The Happiest Home. Won’t you join me over there?
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