Happy (Belated) Valentine’s Day

I’m pretty sure 2014 was my first year celebrating Valentine’s Day for real—other than once in college, when my then-boyfriend pulled a relationship Hail Mary when things weren’t going well. I don’t count that one. Despite the fact that I’d been unattached (or just not celebrating) in previous years, I’ve always loved decorating for Valentine’s…

The Myth of Inspiration

It’s occurred to me recently that for my entire life, I’ve been operating under a misconception about creativity and inspiration. I’ve always been the kind of person who gets absorbed in a project and could spend an entire day working on a painting, a story, a design. But I have to be excited about it,…