Creative expression or me, or lack thereof, is like walking down a silent, dark road without hope or sunshine.
That’s how feel like when I’m not expressing myself, like a hawk, circling, checking the environment and gathering my bearings before I bring myself into landing.
They say writing the second book can be the hardest and this myth has stayed with me. Then I remember a simple fact, this isn’t my second book. It’s my fourth. And as I embraced this realisation, I acknowledged a deeper truth. Creativity is not wholly 134,000 words. Creativity can be a word, a sentence, a paragraph, a play or a soundbite.
Creativity is whatever you want it to be and what a glorious freedom it is.
One of my favourite counselling modalities, Gestalt, describes people as being “the sum of all parts” in that we are the culmination of our past, our circumstances, our interactions and our present through our window of the world.
I look back and although I appreciate my way of thinking, it no longer resonates. There are no rules. Creativity isn’t beholden to a finished product. It’s honoured by the journey you take to get there.
I’ll say that again.
Creativity isn’t beholden to a finished product. It’s honoured by the journey you take to get there.Lisa Young
It’s the expression of the moment and from this moment I am going to document my creative self in a way I’ve never done before.
Once again, I feel like the young girl who once picked up a pencil and wrote a story because it was fun. I just had to listen to find her in my own way and in my own time.
See you on the journey.
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