Creativity takes courage
Sometimes, I think too much. I’ve had one of those days today and my mind has been wandering a bit – some of it good, some of it not so good! But then I remembered something that one of my friends posted on Facebook this week and it reminded me of the quote ‘creativity takes courage’. Like me, she’s a musician by trade and she began working on a massive composition project a few years ago. It was 6 years ago in fact! It was her life during her Master’s degree but since then a lot has happened, including the birth of her son, and needless to say this has changed her life a lot. But this week she talked about not being the woman who stops chasing her dreams, and about how she has recently been able to do work on this project whilst balancing being a Mum – and it really resonated with me! It was so good to get back into my blogging with my post earlier this week, and I don’t think I realised how much I had missed it. In my head I wasn’t sure how it would fit in with being a Mum, but even having just 5 minutes to edit and post a photo on Instagram or jot down an idea in my notebook makes me really happy! And I’m glad to have friends that remind me of this. Being a Mum is the most amazing thing in the world and I can try to balance that with snatching time to work on things where I can, when I can. I can give Tom time to work on his projects too. I want Little One to grow up in an environment where creativity is encouraged, knowing that she can do or be anything that she wants to, and that she can achieve anything if she puts her mind to it.
So yes, creativity takes courage. It takes time, and it sometimes needs inspiration and encouragement from the people around us. And that reminds me of another quote from Albert Einstein: ‘Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.’ I feel very grateful to my friend for passing it on to me – thank you for the inspiration! 🙂
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