Creativity is something I used to be in tune with. These days I work full time, take care of two teenagers, spend time with my amazing hubby, and by the time I’ve had a few minutes to relax I’m dozing between commercials of my favorite TV shows knowing that my evil device (my alarm clock) will be blaring with obnoxious vigor at 5:30 a.m. before I know it. Then I start all over again.
I subscribe to an awesome blog called "World’s Strongest Librarian". Each day Josh Hanagarne speaks from his heart on many subjects sharing his life experiences with the world. This past weekend he had a guest blogger who reviewed the book "If You Want to Write" by Brenda Ueland. My curiosity sparked, I made a trip to my favorite Borders and curled up a leather chair to inspect this book. Seventeen pages later tears burned my eyes and I pulled out my coupon and debit card to purchase the book. It spoke to me. It gave me hope that in the midst of daily life I was still meant to write, I just needed to give myself permission to create and most importantly it didn’t have to be perfect.
Here are a few quotes from "If You Want to Write":
"Everybody is original, if he tells the truth, if he speaks from himself. But it must be from his true self and not from the self he thinks he should be."
"Everybody is talented because everybody who is human has something to express."
This book isn’t just for writers, it’s for anything you want to do or make. It’s about the creative process.
So have fun, enjoy life and create in whatever way you were born to do so!