Now, I do NOT want to hear, “But I don’t have a creative side.” or “I’m not good at that kind of stuff.” FALSE! 1. You do not have to be “good” at being creative. Creativity just is. Wanna know why? Because 2. Everyone has a creative side. Just like everyone dreams and has an imagination, everyone has creativity. These gems are all stored in the same part of your brain. It is there, I promise. You just need to let it out.
These past 7 months have been extremely tough for me with all the moving, the losing of jobs, new jobs, moving again and far away from all those friends I love like family, friends moving across the country, having to live as newly weds with my entire family under one roof, this long, freezing snow piled winter.....the list goes on. I have been having a hard time getting negative vibrations out and positive vibrations in. So I apologized to my mom when I was about to take over her dinner table for months, and got to creating. I poured my heart and soul out on to this canvas with some colorful oil paints, crazy paper, and mod podge. I was missing Phish in the off season (and Phish is certainly one of my happy places) and I was missing two of my favorite human beings on this planet who moved all the way to California this fall so I put it all out there in a creative way and made a painting I am most proud of. I also felt like a million bucks much of the time this creativity was happening.
Give creativity a try. Get it flowing out of your mind and body and out through a paint brush, a song, a dance, an instrument, a pencil, a pen, computer keys, a mixing bowl whatever sparks your interests and creativity just do it! I promise it will help beat those winter blues.