Do you ever feel like the ways in which you can express yourself are limited? Have you spent a good deal of time searching for your perfect creative outlet?
Coming from a person who never considered herself creative, it’s been a long journey to discovering the innate creativity I hold inside of myself. When people would speak of doing creative projects or having a creative outlet, my mind would automatically exclude itself from having this privilege. I was not the “creative type.” Doing things like drawing or singing didn’t come naturally to me, and I considered myself far too practical to ever make something that would be considered art.
I was misguided in my beliefs about what creativity was, and the impact, or lack thereof, that creativity had on my life. To be creative means to express yourself in a manner that comes naturally to you.
Realizing that everyone has creative potential to express themselves differently has honestly been a life-changing discovery. One of the most significant takeaways from embracing the diversity of creativity is that I no longer have a narrow view of individual potential and expression.
Finding my creativity led to me to more than one outlet. I love to indulge in the creative rush writing brings. I like to switch up my usual speaking vocabulary depending on my mood. I live for the feeling I get after putting together a well coordinated outfit. Making thematic collages out of old lifestyle magazines is a favorite creative pastime of mine. And every once in a while, I like to cook fancy meals where the finished plated product looks more like art than food.
Everyone has the potential to express, to change, and to present themselves as they see fit. Engaging with one’s creativity is one of the most positive, beneficial things we can do for ourselves.
I challenge you to find more ways to make your life creative, to make it yours. My message to you is don’t limit your creativity. Don’t limit yourself.