While I am intrigued, I’m also terrified I might somehow end up in some kind of Taylor Swift song (Which wouldn’t happen unless you know Taylor Swift. Signed,***Dear Wanting to Date Taylor Swift (but not end up in a song), Do you have a chance with Taylor Swift?
I don’t know her, but from articles on-line that I’ve read it seems she might have a boyfriend right now. I get why someone creative might seem intriguing especially to someone who has never been involved in a creative endeavor before. I don’t want to just rely upon my knowledge as a creative person, so I asked for some crowd-sourcing from my graduate school (talking about you, UCR-Palm Desert Low Residency MFA program) cohorts.
The highly creative mind is one that is running at full speed all the time.
Although it can be a source of crazy, spontaneous fun – it can also be a burden.
No one can drive cross-country on a single take of gas.
In the same way, creative people need to frequently renew their source of inspiration and drive. Having the right environment is essential to peak creativity.
Keep this in mind as your partner goes through these natural ebbs and flows. Some people are inclined to think that if nothing is being said that there is something wrong, but with creative people that is not the case. When a creative person is on task, they are fiercely intense. What doesn’t seem like a big deal to you, can be crushing to them.
Some people may consider this “manic” behavior, but in reality, it is just how the creative process works. Whether it is their own little work space or an escape to somewhere quiet, they need a time and place to be alone with their thoughts.It may be a studio, a coffee shop, or a quiet corner of the house.Wherever it is, allow them to set the boundaries and respect them.At times, it can be difficult to figure out what a creative person is saying, so don’t be afraid to read between the lines. Motivation, enthusiasm, direction, and drive can all be issues for creative people.Some days it is hard for them just to get out of bed, and other days you can’t get them to slow down.