All posts tagged: Creatives

Let’s call this one: How’s your art going?

Me: “I should write.” Me: “No, I really don’t want to.” Me: “Okay, but you should.” Me: “I’ve literally got nothing to write about.” Me: “Not true, you just had the most incredible adventure, just did something super exciting for the first time and you’ve had so many thoughts recently (just check the notes app in your phone)…you’ve got plenty of content to pull from…” Me: “Okay, you’re right.” -A conversation with myself that I had three seconds before pulling out my laptop. ______________________________________________________ Creatives. Why do we do this? I’ve been pondering it for quite a while. Actually for the entire what, month, that I have not been writing. I’ve literally had nights where I sit in my bed before falling asleep and ask myself why I’m not writing right now, think about writing and instead turn the lights off and go to bed. It’s actually so annoying. I had a conversation with a friend of mine recently, another creative. One who writes music and designs things that are pretty incredible. He asked me …

The Creative Struggle for Authenticity

I’ve got a struggle on my hands I’ve been at an epic creative standstill with myself. I want to create. I know what I want to create. But I don’t create it. I won’t rather. There are outside factors to this standstill, but none more prominent than the quiet understanding that if I do what I want, what I feel is within me, then I will loose something. Whether that something is important to me or not, I’m not really sure. That uncertainty alone probably leans me more towards it not being that important….but I guess I can figure that out later. I crave authenticity. I so desperately want nothing more than to live a life of transparency and vulnerability. I want people to be able to have conversation with me where I am open about things I’ve over come or things that I am currently in the process of overcoming and I want to bond with others over our mutual triumphs and glory. But in order to do that, I need to be authentic. …