Obviously it’s a blessing. And a curse!
And don’t tell me you’re not creative. You are! Otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this.
Problem solving is creativity. Be it artistic endeavors or technical ones, creativity is what allows us to go from “what if?” to “done!” Sometimes that is physical art, sometimes it’s creating a living space that nurtures your spirit, and sometimes it’s solving a technical or mechanical problem in a new way.
Creativity is simply looking a something in a new way.
But why would that be curse, you ask? Because a creative person can’t just go about their business without seeing that things could be done better. Easier, maybe. Or at the very least in a different way!
We look at the world and ask why. We say to ourselves, I can make that! We look around and see that there are problems to be solved and uncharted paths to be taken.
Unfortunately, sometimes the world is not interested in our creative viewpoints. I struggle with feeling like my creativity, my ideas, and thus my true value are under-appreciated. I feel invisible, because I’m not sharing my true gift – my creative potential. My family and close friends know what I’m capable of, sort of, but I know that a lot of my gifts are still hidden.
I’ve determined that this is MY uncharted path. I HAVE TO get brave enough, assertive enough and open enough to share my gifts if I want to feel truly fulfilled.
I’m on a mission.