I’m an artist, a teacher, a searcher. Just a regular human being trying to figure out what this life is all about. I’ve lived by the rules for so many years, and I have grown weary. I gave up my love of art and creativity in order to be a “responsible adult.” I have lived by other’s rules, and accepted that art is a nice hobby instead of a necessary part of my life.
Here’s the thing. Being a “responsible adult” is really not working for me. The rewards I was told would come my way, have not been delivered, and I have been working very hard. When I relegate my creativity to something I may do only if all my work and chores are done, it never gets done, and I feel like a part of my soul is missing.
I find myself lost for the first time in my life. Facing the loss of a job, facing health concerns, and trying to figure out what’s next. The only way I know forward is to embrace my creativity. To dare to do things differently than I have before. To allow myself to be an artist.
I’ve always believed that living is a creative act, even if my actions have not always followed suit. The way we live our lives can be an art, if we are aware. This blog is about being aware. This blog is about daring to bring creativity into our daily lives. It doesn’t matter what your medium is. Guitar, salsa dance, cooking, acting? Great. You are welcome here. Choral music, photography, poetry, interior design, or typography? You are welcome here. If you have a desire to elevate anything in your life to an art form, whatever that may be, then you are more than welcome here. This is a place where creativity is embraced. Here we believe in showing up every day for our creative souls. Here is a place for nurturing ourselves and our art. This is a place where we value process and creating over perfection. Being a creative is not just about creating masterpieces everyday. It’s about showing up to practice everyday. Yes, even… especially on the days we don’t want to. Creativity is something we must dare to nurture.
What creative act do you wish to nurture?
What do you dare to create?