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The Ebb and Flow of the Creative Process says creative individuals generally go through five steps to bring their ideas to fruition—preparation, incubation, illumination, evaluation, and verification. Well, if that is true, then I have been ebbing through the first two stages for quite some time now. I feel like the saying, "Life got in the way" should be tattooed on my forehead for the past two years. Seriously. And possibly in a neon ink.

This is actually quite ironic, when I think about how much I enjoyed my personal study of creative flow while we were in the depths of the pandemic. I found it fascinating to see how we all reacted to stres