Why I Create... (hint: it's ugly when I don't)

Why I Create... (hint: it's ugly when I don't)

There was a time, not that long ago, when I would to say: "I'm not creative".

At the beginning of my adult life I worked with college students. My days were filled with creating presentations and leadership programs, designing brochures, flyers, and posters among other things. I didn't think I was creative - I was just doing my job.

Then, when I was a stay at home mom, I created "fun activities" for my kids, and decorated their rooms in bright colors and made up crazy songs. Again, I didn't see this as creative - I was just being a mom.

But at some point, my kids' rooms where done, my songs were not longer funny and they had their own thoughts about my "fun activities" and wanted to do their own thing.

That is when I noticed that I was crabby more often than I liked. I wondered about my grumpiness and began to try to find things that would rid myself of the sour mood.

I took a ceramics class...And I dabbled with making jewelry...I scrapbooked...went on photography outings...And I wrote a blog...and doodled. 

Interestingly, when I included these things in my life I was HAPPIER.

I noticed that each of these items involved CREATIVITY. So, I had to admit to myself that I was indeed creative and allowed myself to make creative endeavors a priority in my life.

Amazingly, the grumps subsided.

Aha!  It became crystal clear...
To live my best life, I NEED to be creative. It is a part of who I am and it feeds my soul.

So to feed my soul (and to keep that crabby monster at bay) I create!

What do you do to feed your soul?

​Make it a HAPPY Day, 

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