Creativity in Us

12:00 PM

What first comes to mind when someone says they are "creative?"

Do you think of an artist with a paintbrush? An author writing a book? Do you think of a jewelry maker or a make-up artist? A graphic or video game designer? Perhaps a lifestyle blogger?

I'll be honest, I've caught myself defining someone "creative" as anyone who has an aesthetic Instagram feed. But when you really think about it, there's so much more to it than that.

Creativity comes in many different styles.

For instance, in my father, creativity is in what he does around the house. How he presents gifts to my mother, buys special treats for us kids and always hugs us before he leaves.

In my mother, it's her baked goods and secret outings that almost always seem to involve food. It's the way she goes the extra mile to make sure each one of her children is prepared for the world.

And it's not limited to just that. Creativity is in everything everyone does. (That statement makes me feel as though I've discovered a profound universal truth.)

Creativity doesn't define us. We define creativity.

I don't think creativity is bound to a certain liberal arts school or a career solely dedicated to crafting with pottery. Creativity is a factor that lives within us all -- and it breathes to its own, personalized rhythm.

What do you believe about creativity? 

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3 Sweet Notes

  1. This is so so true. Creativity can be found in anything. <3

  2. I completely agree! Creativity is everywhere!

  3. It's funny, because I was having a conversation with a friend about creativity because there's a contest I want to enter that she entered last year but I wasn't sure if they were looking for a certain aesthetic. And she said that out of all the writing competitions out there, its the one where the style or qualifications for creativity aren't necessarily easy to capture because like you said, we define it. Art shouldn't have to follow boxed in rules. Well done, Rose!

    xoxo Abigail Lennah | ups & downs


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