Motivation Wednesday: Creative Outlets

The only truly happy people are children and the creative minority.
-Jean Caldwell

Several years ago a co-worker of mine was taking a 35mm photography class one night a week after work so that she could have some sort of creative stimulation outside of our admin-assistant-drone existences.  I was so inspired by how happy she was every Thursday when she would come into work with her new photo she had printed in the darkroom.  So I copied her idea and took the same class at the same school and have really been into photography ever since.

If you have been thinking that it would be nice to have some sort of creative outlet – whether it’s painting, photography, acting, cooking, anything! – then go for it!  Make it happen for yourself.  I bet there are classes starting now for summer sessions.  I can’t tell you how much fun it was to challenge myself in that way.  I was always more of a math/science person in school so I’ve always been a little intimidated by creative type classes.  But after taking a few of them as an adult I realized just how important it is!  And we’re all adults now.  No one is going to make fun of you in class.  Being able to take a decent photo has enriched my life so much and it’s now a skill I will have the rest of my life.  If you can’t fork over the cash for a class right now then why not buy a beginner’s guide or a how-to type book?

All children draw pictures.  All of them.  Then somewhere along the way most of them stop.  Why not start again???  As an adult, I’ve actually bought a coloring book and crayons before.  It was pretty fun 🙂


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