Creator Mindset, a self reflexion.

I’ve been writing in the morning lately, every day, for nine weeks. I start in the morning writing three pages in the notes app of my ipad. I write whatever comes to mind. Sometimes it’s simple like it’s blue outside and other times it’s deeper. I began reading some of my pages two days ago. It is really special to see what my thoughts, feelings, experiences were like weeks ago. It feels really special to have my thoughts from the past accessible. I can see how I have been growing as a person and a creator. If you haven’t tried writing in your life, I would highly recommend it. I never thought I would be able to write every day but now I never want to stop. Writing in the morning has allowed me to develop my own “creator mindset.” 

A “creator mindset” is one in which you regularly allow yourself to tap into your own creativity. I have been slowly teaching myself over the last 9 weeks to allow more creativity into my life. I think we should all develop a creator mindset. I think we are happier when we are able to access and enjoy our own creative spirits regularly. 

I went to an art school from 3rd to 7th grade. I love/hate it. I loved the opportunity to have art as a focus in school. I hated that I was too much of a perfectionist to like my art. I always felt as if I could be a better artist but I felt like a bad artist no matter how many times I would try. There is a program at a nearby highschool that was for artists. You have to submit a portfolio to get in and it’s a bit of a process. I never applied. I didn’t think I was “good enough.” I have always regretted it. I feel like I held myself back because I didn’t believe in myself. 

One of the best things you can do for yourself is have faith in self. No one is a “bad artist.” There is no such thing. Art is an expression, expressions are honest, personal, real. Your art is never “bad” it just is. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to understand that. 

I used to struggle a lot with my art because I never took the time to experiment. I felt like if I experimented or created without expectation I would hate it. I’m not really sure why but that’s what I thought. 

I held myself back for so long. Now, all I want to do is encourage others to pursue creativity because it feels so much better than holding yourself back. Take my word for it. I have had times when I am not even making money but I feel better being broke and an artist than working for anyone that I have worked for in my life. I put all my extra energy into creating “my artist.” I believe in my artist now. I see growth now. All I can do now is continue to put in the effort until my dreams will come into reality. Yours can come into reality too. We have the ability to create the lives we want. I really thought I couldn’t be an artist. Lots can change in a short period of time with persistence, dedication, and a vision.

Put some effort into developing a “creator mindset.” Anything is possible in this world and dreams are no exception. This year, allow yourself to access your inner creative spirit. As always, love and peace.

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