It took me 20 years to embrace my creative side and at times I feel like a total crazy person. I’ve always felt different but as I get older I’ve learnt to embrace the crazy creative spark. It’s my compass and I’m totally grateful for it.
So here’s how I’m a crazy creative:
- I Love ALL the arts. Plays, dancing, painting, drawing, writing, design, architecture, decorative arts, sculpture, you name it, I love it.
- I jump from idea to idea. Stopping and starting projects all the time.
- I can’t choose what I want to do and I want to do it all.
- I’ve lost respect from people but gained respect for myself.
- I’ve rolled the dice and blown everything on book ideas, writing and more.
- I’ve lost all my money on pursuing a creative career and I probably will again.
- I want to start a business just so it can free up more time to create even though I know it probably wont.
- I’ve been writing one novel for 5 years and I still have hope.
- I still struggle most days just to write 500 words.
- I don’t know anything about grammar but I still try and write.
- Sometimes I get haters emailing me but I keep going.
- I’m OK with being a beginner for the rest of my life.
- I’m OK that I probably will never be my idea of ‘success’.
- All day I think about paintings, art, the book I’m writing and the others that are in line.
- Being creative causes pain, depression, anxiety, happiness, joy and accomplishment.
- When I finally finish something it’s always an anti-climax.
- I love looking at coffee table books I bought years ago, mainly because I notice things I didn’t see before.
- I read way too many blog posts thinking they’ll help me.
- I want an art studio in the back yard and a writers cave in my roof.
- Yes I want to be alone, don’t take it personally.
- I look forward to storms and when I can read with the rain in the background.
- I think more about writing than I actually write.
None of it makes any sense which I love it. If you were given this compass and direction in life, embrace this craziness which is being creative. Express it anyway you can and know you’re not really crazy just creative.
Painting by James Gleeson