Creativity is Key

Creativity is Key

I believe we are all infinitely creative in our own unique ways. Do you feel like you are a creative person? If so, how much time do you spend creating? If you do not feel like you are a creative person, reflect on the events of your life that have led you to feel like you are not creative.

When I started my Masters Degree, my focus was on Education Technology because I thought, at the time, that to be on the cutting edge of teaching. In order to do this I thought I needed to understand and be on top of the latest technology to empower my students to be the next generation of leaders. Did this focus ever change quickly! As I realized how wrong my initial view and understanding was. I noticed in my first year that technology was changing so quickly that I could never possibly keep up. Before I even had the chance to learn and understand the latest and greatest in tech it was already obsolete. So my focus changed to, ‘How can we utilize technology to empower us through our creative gifts and capacities.’ This shifted my view of everything related to my life and teaching.

What do you love to do more than anything in the world? How much time do you actually spend doing that? As a child I loved to draw, write and create. Through university and the first few years of my career I spent very little time doing those things and my quality of life greatly

It wasn’t until I went to a retreat at the beginning of my divorce that I began to realize how much my soul missed the creative side of me. During the retreat we had to sit and draw or write about our reflections on different aspects of the content. At one point, another participant came over to me and said, “when you draw it is like you are in complete bliss. Do you draw often?”

I looked at her and almost burst into tears. My answer was no. I did not draw often, I only drew when I had to make a sample for the art task I wanted my students to do in class. I had not drawn just for me or for fun since I was a child. This really hit me to my core and I made the decision right then and there that I was going to bring back that part of me that had been pushed to the side for so long and forgotten about. When I began to bring bits of my creative side back into my life my entire being began to feel lighter and more at ease. I also realized very quickly how much my daughter who was 2 at the time also lit up every time we were creating.

If you are thinking, ‘that is great you are creative, I am not!’ I want you to stop right there. You
have been brainwashed into thinking that you are not creative because you may not be creative in the traditional sense of art. Maybe in school you hated art class and thus assumed that you are doomed to be a creative outcast for the rest of your life.

When I said we are all infinitely creative in our own unique ways I meant that. I had a parent, at parent teacher interviews, tell me that their daughter was not creative because she couldn’t
draw. I looked at the parent and said, “Your daughter is extremely creative, she can code and do the most amazing things on the computer that I have never seen a grade 3 student do in my entire career.”

Then the parent paused for a moment and said, “I guess you are right, I never thought about
creativity that way.”

When you shift your perception of what it means to be creative you will realize that no matter
how much you suck at drawing or painting you are actually infinitely creative too. If you are
struggling with contentment and joy in your life then I encourage you to take a step back and
reflect on what it is that you truly enjoy doing. You will notice that the things that you got lost in for hours as a child was actually your infinitely creative side expressing itself.

Now that you have an idea of how infinitely creative you truly are, block out some time in your busy day or week just for you. Spend that time truly basking in the joy of the moment and you will see how quickly your soul lights up and you will feel more content and alive.

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