On Being A Creative

It’s in your blood, your very core, pushing you out of comfort zones and into a new, breathtakingly scary but exciting world. Having a compulsion to create, to make something out of nothing, to think outside of the box—it runs through you like electricity, coursing energy to your fingertips, bringing sparks and light and fireworks.

Maybe you walk into an empty room and see its potential. Maybe you see blank pages filled with words and script and meaningful artwork, or you walk around seeing the possibility of photographs everywhere so you finally pick up a camera and start clicking. Maybe you hear music in everyday sounds and songs waiting to be written. Maybe you see beauty where others don’t and stories where others just see an old, dilapidated barn.

Being a creative is waking up in the middle of the night full of ideas and getting out of bed to write them all down, because when inspiration strikes, you have to listen. Being a creative is being given options A or B and choosing C. Being a creative is listening to that voice inside your head, the one with the crazy, dream-chasing ideas, and shoving aside the voice that says you don’t have what it takes.

Because your creative work? Yeah, it matters. Your art and music and photographs and small businesses with passion—they matter. So dance and design and dare to adventure, darling, because you were created by the Ultimate Creator, the best Artist of all time, the most magnificent Maker. And that matters.

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I never thought I would be here, with a small business and large dreams, in this stage of my life. It is terrifying and wonderful, constantly evolving and changing along with me. And I couldn’t do it without each and every person that has been supporting me, cheering me on, through whispers and shouts of encouragement and thoughtful text messages. So thank you, from the bottom of my heart. There will be some exciting announcements and changes coming soon (psssst...a home goods line!!), so check back and join in the fun because you won’t want to miss it!