Or how do we sustain our capacity for creativity? Paradoxically, by knowing when not to create. “There’s a big difference between being a coward and putting your emotional safety first.” From Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert This was a pivotal statement from love-interest Redford to the main character Chloe in Talia Hibbert’sContinue reading “When is the Right Time to Be Creative?”
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A Creative Experiment on Finding Direction
How do you know which life path to choose? To find out, I’m taking a year to experiment with my future. And sharing the results. If you’ve been following my blog for a while then you may recognize a common theme (especially of late) of wrestling with the possibility of creativity and the lived realityContinue reading “A Creative Experiment on Finding Direction”
What is a Right-Sized Dream?
If the brainstormed list of possible titles for this blog post are any indication of where I’m at — The Torture of an Idea, The Dark Side of Manifesting, Can You Be Too Creative?, The Curse of a Calling — then I am in the throes of the creative process of living. I just finishedContinue reading “What is a Right-Sized Dream?”
Here I am, first day of fully vaccinated status, as promised, not at home, but sitting at a brewery patio on a late Friday afternoon with the intention to write. It is always such a build up to the moment I put pencil to paper (pencil because I can’t commit to a pen). The breweryContinue reading “Problematizing Potential”
Balancing What if with What is
I am sitting in my favorite local park, a place I have often frequented during this pandemic, a sanctuary outside of home, where I can feel a part of the outside world. I’ve never been much of a homebody; I used to spend half my days at cafes and my nights at movie theaters orContinue reading “Balancing What if with What is”
What Counts as a Creative Practice?
“When I hear people say ‘I’m not creative’ I hear internalized oppression.” This was a clarifying statement from my last blog post; a kind of elevator pitch for why I do this work. But the reality of this statement requires much more explanation and nuance. As the title of my website suggests, our relationship toContinue reading “What Counts as a Creative Practice?”