Creative life can be your best life
Today I celebrate 100 days of blogging.
I launched on January 20th, inauguration day, an easy date to remember. In the presidency, the importance of the first 100 days originated with Franklin D. Roosevelt whose swift actions in the first months of his term helped combat the great depression.
I didn’t have a “great depression” to combat when I began this blog. It was more of a not-so-great one.
In my search over the years for the answers to “What am I supposed to be doing here, with my life, for others, just in general—what?” I tried many things with less than stellar results.
What I had not tried was purposefully living a creative life. And why would I when I’ve bought in to the notion creativity is unimportant? Being creative is something reserved for a hobby. It should never be a priority.
How wrong I have been.
I decided on writing a blog. A few days in, I found The 100 Day Project and joined because I knew accountability would help. Through it, I discovered @ElleLuna and signed on for her daily half hour Zoom meetings for the duration of the 100 days. Because I knew doing a project with others would help. Community is important.
I cast a wide net when I set my goals for the project: Show up every day behind the pen, the brush, or the lens and share my work.
And so I did.
Some days were meh, but some were out of this world fantastic. Most were ordinary but extremely satisfying.
I learned when I practice creativity regularly—make it a priority, good things happen.
Serendipity occurs often. Aha moments become more frequent. Breakthroughs. Flow. Opportunities. Harmony. Peace. Improved health. Increased confidence. More experience. Discovery. A body of work. Community. Connections.
All you have to do is show up.