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Enlivening the Creative Path

I have developed a love for everything Instragram and each day I have attempted to participate in the Fat Mum Slim Photo a Day Challenge. I was providing daily taxi service to my children while  lost in thought I exclaimed, “I forgot the letter E!”

My son looked at me perplexed “Why are you doing this photo a day thing?”

“It’s a fun way to try to take new photos and have a moment just for myself to be creative.”

“Mom, Adults aren’t suppose to be creative.”

“What do you mean?”

“The moment you become an adult you become boring and boom there is no time for creativity.”

I looked at him with my jaw dropped to the floor!  The little dweeb was pretty perceptive about growing old and becoming an adult.

He then proceeded to tell me “I will never be an adult. I am going to stay creative.”

“You do that honey. I will support your dream.”

I believe most of us have had big creative dreams as a child or a teenager and lost our confidence on the road to adulthood. Our dreams may have been stomped on by an adult, low self-esteem, or the desire to fit in with the rest of society. The ones that dare to dream and refuse to be another cog in the machine are the ones that have been fortunate enough to escape the narrow pathways that define success.

Just because we are (cough) adults does not mean that we have to stifle our unique creative selves. It is about slowly blooming to discover what we once loved  one small step at a time. The beauty of life is we change and have the freedom to explore different pathways. I think there is a bright joy in discovering what you once loved and taking the time out of your busy schedule to do one small daring action to fuel your creative spirit.

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It is just taking the time to do one small thing that can bring creative joy back into your life. We live in a fast pace world and it is easy to get lost  juggling a thousand balls in the air while trying to do it all.  It can be fun just to drop the balls for a minute or two, take a deep breath, and aspire to awaken the creative dream that rests in you.

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Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook

16 replies

  1. I love to get my creative on for at least 5 minutes each and every day 🙂 I also strive to let the big kid inside of me out to play and have some dang fun every so often too – ha! Life is way too short to not conquer it and live it every day!!! Wishing You the Best – Good Luck – Happy Day 🙂

  2. I love this! I actually found myself having this exact conversation with a friend of mine the other day. I said something along the lines of “we are taught out of our creativity as we grow up” and then had to go back and try to explain what I meant. I think you did a lovely job expressing this sentiment!

    As a 21-year-young woman I am already trying to lead myself back to my creativity and remember all the things that brought me joy as a child. It is a great thing to actively seek out creative pursuits and brings such a sweet reward.

    Thank you for your blog. I always love reading what you have to say and feeling inspired!


    1. Thank you! Your comment means the world to me! I hope you stay on the creative path and remember to always surround yourself with people who are there to support your dreams. Enjoy and own your uniqueness!

  3. I am SO with you on this. This is why I keep blogging, and take photos and write poetry… I want my kids to see me as a WHOLE person, not just mom who does stuff for them. Sure, it’s a lot of that dreaded word “balance” to do it all every day; but I think it’s important to not stifle our creative spirit. I get grumpy when I do. you wouldn’t like me grumpy. 🙂

    1. I find just doing small things like taking a photo can make the day better. It is the little things that bring us joy and break us from being stereotypical molds in this world.

      Just like you my kids mean the world to me but still there is a space that is just my own. It is a wonderful space that makes me happy and a happy mom hopefully means happy kids.

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