Horses of different colors / Cindy La Ferle
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My husband, an artist, and I often talk about the perks and challenges of doing any type of creative work today. We often discover that dozens of others have already produced or published what we thought were our own ideas -- before we had a chance to take them out for a test run. Do we produce them anyway and risk plagiarism? Or move on to the next idea? It's easy to get discouraged or frustrated, even though we know better.
Lately I've found that I'm better off limiting my time on social media. For starters, I appreciate my own life more when I'm not watching what other people are doing. I stumble on the best creative inspiration when I visit art and science museums, hike outdoors, explore different towns, browse in bookstores, watch independent films, try new recipes, or engage in face-to-face conversation with people -- anything that wakes me up and makes me look at the world with fresh eyes.