The teddy bear she’s holding is losing its fuzz, but she clings tightly to it nonetheless. It’s kind of meaningless how she does this, but she knows how they can’t even begin to comprehend what it means to lose someone so close and so loving even as you lie next to someone who you love now, but don’t really know why as it reminds you of the past.
The fuzz is soft.
I recently met someone who asked if I was creative. My immediate answer was “yes, yes I am.” Obviously, I have this blog and all that. But, on a daily basis I don’t know how “creative” I really am. I would like to think that reading books and writing things would help me to combat a lack of this but I’m not really worried about it too much. We’re all naturally creative people, that’s just a fact. I need to find some science related to this, but when I do I will get back to you. We all want our best selves out there (Instagram models looking at you) even though that isn’t our true selves. Is that creativity? No, not in the case of social media because memes are not original after the 70th time (I know, Damn Daniel amirite?) and you move onto the next exciting thing-which isn’t really that exciting but we make it into something worthwhile.
Definition of creativity from Merriam-Webster: The ability the make things or think of new ideas.
I write this blog, with ideas that I think of on my own. Because I’m trying to maintain that level of creativity amongst all the crazy social media I’m surrounded in. It works. Unplugging also helps. I’m not a big social media hoarder, but if I’m at an event I can do all the things on all the apps.
But, suffice to say I am a creative person with heart. And, though I don’t know you, I would like to believe that you are as well.
Thanks for reading this hodgepodge of a blog post, that focuses on one central thing at its core but then not really.
Let’s make something exciting. Let’s do something wonderful for future generations. I would like to think that I am able to create something that gets people thinking and gets people to stop wondering and just do it. Do whatever they mean to do. Reach for their creative spark.
I had this idea to change the world through a world of creative minds. Yes, Google might already be doing that. But, what about creative writing. Oh, you hate writing? What about drawing? Painting? Music? Newspapers? News media? There is something you love that you hold dear to your heart and that you think about doing all the time, but just don’t have the time. Try to make the time. Make yourself create something. I’ll try to do the same myself.
What do I mean by that? Whatever you want that to mean. You can be someone that wants to fly without planes, someone will finally get the sleep they need. Maybe you can finally turn all these maybes into yeses.
You either know where you’re going or you don’t. Figure it out before you start to regret any more lost time. And think outside the box with your own creativity (that you do have!)
Oh, hey blog. It’s been “awhile.” And, I know that’s what people say when they’re sorry for missing out or something like that, but listen read this: I didn’t feel like writing anything for a long while. I told myself I would only write when I have a job or some semblance of one, but I’m getting tired of empty promises and broken threats. It’s fine, I’m making up for it by writing a post every day this week. See? I can write and in case you’re wondering, I did sorta find that creative spark again but only sorta.
The truth is the only thing I really know how to do is write. Maybe not well and maybe not great, but I can do it. I would love to be paid for it, but no one really does that anymore. I would like to go back to another school (online) but then I remind myself isn’t that how this whole thing started in the first place? With me wanting more. Me wanting more opportunities. That’s all I really want. I do my best to remind myself that it’s not really as bad as I think, but I’m a liberal arts student forever and a lover of literature and the arts. Basically, knowledge is power and I want to know all the things. It’s hard to know what I mean by that, but I want what I feel like will give me stability. Hard to knock that one out so easily.
This week I’m working towards better writing. Better information and stepping outside my level of trying. I can always try harder. I have to know that this fitness thing I’m trying for and this writing thing are a part of me. They’re both my passions and I have to find a way to weave them together. So writing prompts, setting writing goals and reaching out to that online community will probably be the best to guide me as I work to be a better and more focused writer.
If you write, keep writing. If you know what gives you the adrenaline you need to be creative find it and set out on a mission to write your heart out. To create things. To build things. To say something meaningful to you and partake in something that bring you closer to yourself. It’s something I’m striving for.
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