Last night I spoke to my husband about my recent burst of creativity. I suggested that now I’ve lost the physical ability to create life, my need to create has found new outlets. I mentioned this to my lovely, creative friend Mairi and she said that she, too, had returned to creative pursuits of late. She had a quick look about and found this post by The Menopause Goddess. It seems that we’re not alone. Hubby suggested that I look for or create a group for like minded women, and that’s where Flashes of Creativity was born – thanks to Mairi for the brilliant name.

I’m not sure exactly what the group will end up being. It’s just starting today, but I’d like to think that it will become a safe place for we menopausal women to share, offer advice and support, ask questions and suggest projects to express our creativity.

I take photos, write, knit, paint, draw, do mixed media…whatever takes my fancy, really. The only two I’ve halfways good at are writing and photos but I don’t care. I want to have fun, to feel fulfilled, to look at something and no matter how crap it is, to smile and say, ‘I did that!’

The Facebook group is Flashes of Creativity. Please join us there. We may branch out in other ways depending on interest and what our members want. And please share this with anyone you know who might be interested.

Now, go and make something. Do it!

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