LIVE A LIFE LESS ORDINARY
Living creatively is simply living a life you want to live and doing it on your own terms. In your own way. It means a life where you are marching to the beat of your own drum (and bass). It’s sticking your middle finger up to a ‘me too’ life and not taking no for an answer. It’s being a rebel in a sea of normality.
You don’t choose to be creative, you are creative. You don’t have to have been born with a paintbrush or pencil in your hand to live a creative life. You are creative by the very fact that you were born. You don’t create because you want to. You create because you have to. Because it is your right, and your need, because if you didn’t this life would be arid, lifeless, grey. Don’t get me wrong – it would be a life, but not one with all the magic and colour in which your vibrancy shines brightly.
I get it; being creative can feel like both a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing because it is your essence – your highest sense of living in a vibrant world. But it can also feel like a cruel task master who’s left you bereft of the gifts you have to bring to your world.
But you’re scared. You’re scared and you’re stuck. You’re scared that you haven’t got an original idea. That everything you do has been done before. You’re scared that you’ll be laughed at. You’re scared that you’re going to fuck up and everyone around you will know what a failure you are. You’re scared that you’re a fake and that those with the real talent will call you out for what you really are – you’ll be exposed as a fraud.
But you can feel the insidious creep of normality, and it terrifies you. You don’t want to live a grey life. You want to paint the world with colour. You want to paint your world with your colour. You want to live your life on your own terms. And this is our right, our right and choice. We all have the choice to live creatively – however we choose that to be, and we can do it in a way that feels good.