Since early on in my childhood, I've always enjoyed setting my creative spirit free. But for one reason or another, through the course of my life other parts of me have overshadowed these creative desires.
I began to think of myself as so many others do: I am not creative. I do not have a creative bone in my body. Because without attention to the nurturing of this desire, like an unused muscle, my desire atrophied.
With further retrospect, as a result I lost the ability to see the everyday things in my life with clarity. Like a cascading waterfall, this tumbled down and effected my ability see the beautiful truth of these every day things.
Somehow I found myself in my thirties cruising through my days and a bit on survival mode missing out on the glorious details that surrounded me.
I found myself rushing to close the blinds at night instead of watching the colors of a sunset smoosh from purples to reds or bury my hands in dirty dishes instead of watching the morning sun erupt from the horizon while the wrens sang in glory.
Then one day, I was given the gift to see the world with a fresh perspective.
I owe a debt of gratitude to my friend and fellow creative spirit, Hiedi, who through weekly art adventures showed me how to see the details of the world again.
Through her gentle, diligent guidance, my world opened up and I learned to once again pay attention to the details. I feel incredibly content with this new-found connection and ready to let my creative spirit soar!
Share your story.
The Gutsy Girl Club's mission is to bring out the best in all girls. In a world which is bombarded by negative messaging & a portrayal of unrealistic ideals - too many people suffer in silence as they grapple with how to live up to unwieldy expectations. What is needed are stories filled with truth, honesty, and creativity to show them a different way.
I encourage you to SHARE YOUR STORY and empower others to bring out their best.