When I saw this quote, a lightbulb went off for me. You see, I have always thought that being creative meant you had to be an artist or the like; someone who made something from scratch and it was beautiful or useful. I equated creative people as being artists, painters, those who sewed or crocheted, or those who came up with awesome wood or metal designs. I never once considered writing a blog or sharing life as being creative. Until I read this quote.
If you had asked or mentioned anything about me being creative, I would have laughed in your face and told you that I don’t have a creative bone in my body. I would have told you that there is nothing creative about me, I only know theory and project management.
This quote by Alan Alda opened my mind to a larger world of creativity. Creativity isn’t about what society says creativity is. A person can be creative in so many different ways and he/she may be the only person who thinks what he/she is doing is creative.
I can look at so much in my immediate life and see creativity. Our garden. We are creative in how we plan our garden and care for it. My flower garden. In planting the bulbs, I was creative in how I organized them. My writing. I am creating right now. I am being creative. Our home renovation. We are being creative in the designs we make up and how we choose to build within our home. My photography. I may not be a professional photographer, but I am being creative.
Creativity comes from within. Creativity is a gift that we hold special to ourselves. Creativity may be defined by the typical thoughts of what creativity is, but to our soul, creativity is anything.
What are you creatively making that you might not have attributed to being creative?