Creation and Creativity

Recently I was at Disney World and was thoroughly enjoying a ride I had never been on before. I was admiring the colors, the layout, the unfolding of the ride itself. My thoughts wandered. I was thinking of how society often overlooks and underappreciates creative minds and underfunds creative programs. There are many that think the arts in general is unnecessary. That other subjects should be the main, if not only, focus of education. And yet here I sat, on a ride in the midst of a theme park that people of all backgrounds spend billions at on a yearly basis. A theme park that would not be celebrated, let alone exist- if it were not for creative, artistic minds.
I have always considered myself creative. But it wasn’t until a few years ago that I realized how much I NEEDED to be creative. As in, it feeds my soul. I love photography. Specifically, taking pictures of nature and landscapes. I love capturing the moment, never to be repeated or seen the same way again. I love the editing process. I love pushing the process in a more artistic direction with my photos. I love creating!
I think of the many years I didn’t know how VITAL creating was for my life. I think of how many people out there don’t realize it is vital for them. The world needs them! The world needs YOU! If you have an inner nudging to create- DO IT! Maybe it’s photography, painting, writing, sketching, sewing, building, music, cooking- the options are endless…. Everything we know had a beginning. Something was made from nothing. It was CREATED. Follow that pull. Listen to your inner voice calling you. Start where you are at- there doesn’t have to be a grand plan. I encourage you to honor yourself and your creative gifts. When you show up in the world and share it, you give others permission to do the same. Much love…

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