This is the first summer in a couple of years where I have the opportunity to just create. No pressure to worry about how to keep the lights on. No worries if my partner is happy. Just being myself and creating my own life has been a very rewarding and eye opening experience. But explaining this to the closest around me who are not living this creative life has become a struggle. They wonder what I am creating and crafting. Why my office is a mess. Why do I speak of being a creative and not a consultant? I found this summer that all of these things are connected!
Staying True to Myself Enhances My Creativity
It’s only by digging deep into myself that I have discover ideas that resonate with others. When I’m able to see WHY, I can look at something and love it, hate it, or be bored by it. And once I know why I’m responding that way, I can craft my work to evoke those specific feelings in others. By being myself, my creativity has flown out like a river. It is a really cool feeling.
My Heart Will Never Lead Me Astray
Being myself leads to makin decisions I’ll NEVER regret, because I’m following my heart. I can construct some really creative designs without feeling the need to agonize over if they are acceptable. But when I am done, they are usually really noteworthy.
I Find I Have the Flow
The flow is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. A whole day can go by while I am creating, I not cognizant of the time or what others are doing. When my mom calls in the evening, she usually says, “What did you do today?” All I can say is creating cool things. I cannot explain that day. I was in the Flow.
Quote for the week: I was created to create.