The Twelve Secrets of Highly Creative Women
Secret #1 – Acknowledging Your Creative Self
I am a creative woman! Gail McMeekin seems to think so, and so do I. I just don’t act on that creativity. Gail begins chapter one with her own story on how her creativity evolved thru her illness and how she honored the creative cravings that she felt. She sought out mentors/role models who are successful creative women to fuel her imagination of where her transformation was to go.
I was struck by the opening paragraph of the chapter: “Recognizing your creativity leads you into a life of self-expression, fulfillment, and contribution.” Creativity IS a contribution. I haven’t fully expressed my creativity, with the thought that the time doing so was selfish, self absorbed and there were so many other BETTER things to do with my time such as things for my family, work, ect. Were as not expressing my creativity is being selfish..I am not contributing! Wow! What a revelation!
I do enjoy being creative in the kitchen with meals, or posting thoughts on this blog. But my real craving is in arts and crafts. I do have a project here or there that I have done, but nothing that I lose myself in. And that my friends is what I am craving. To lose myself in a project – ahhhh! Wouldn’t that be nice!
I look forward to the following weeks to learn how the different women in Gail’s book came to honor their creativity!