Does this sound like you:
You don’t think you’re creative. You love to create, but you don’t think you are particularly talented. You don’t want the people in your life to judge your creative vulnerability, so you hide it.
If you were not concerned about these things and felt free to explore and express yourself freely, what would you do? What would you create? What story would you tell and how would you tell it?
I have to admit that I am not happy in my current profession. There is a creative thirst growing deep in my soul, yearning to be quenched. I have an urgent need to create life, filling this void currently starving from lack of creative expression. I want to perfect my voice and I also want that voice to be heard.
I absolutely love to write, but often times I place limitations on myself because I worry about how others may interpret my struggle.
It may come to no surprise that my art of self-expression shines brightest when I am willing to share my story in its rawest form. When I am 100% real with myself and my audience, my writing takes itself to another level.
But, is it unfair of me to share my whole self with the world, when those closest to me make up pieces of my puzzle? Is it unfair of me to include their impact (whether positive or negative), on my life?
There are instances where I hold back in my writing, mainly due to fears of how others may react to my willingness to expose their truths. I’ve panicked; freaked out about how s/he will respond when s/he sees how I’ve used my writing to paint of clear picture of how his or her choices have entwined itself within my realm of emotions.
If given the opportunity I would write my story to women across the world who are hurting and are possibly ashamed. I would write to women pricked by society’s unrealistic expectations, probed by self-imposed doubts and misbeliefs, and prodded by the lies received from men they actually idolize.
My writing would host a tell all; not to expose you, but to free myself and help others in the process. You would have a front row seat to my life from my perspective. Raw and uncooked! Pure and untainted by fear or worry! A fresh dose of “the real” for all to indulge in!
Maybe one day soon, I’ll be able to serve up a star course meal describing how I’ve loved, endured pain, experienced joy and matured through emotional highs and lows.
One day soon…
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