"Your creativity is waiting for you like a dancing partner."
~ Barbara Sher
I am participating in Jamie Ridler's blogging book group on Gail McMeekin's book, "The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women. As I read the first chapter, several sentences jumped out at me.
"Painting, writing, decorating, and gardening emerged as glorious expressions of my awakened creative self."
"I had to acknowledge that I was indeed an artist at heart. I've always been intrigued by creative souls."
"Claiming my artistic self as a woman became the path to healing and recreating my life."
This is where I am on my journey. I had believed that in order to be considered an artist I would need to make extravagant crafts, make realistic sketches, or write exquisite poetry. I enjoy dabbling in these things on occasion and when the mood strikes - but perhaps those are not my gifts.
What if my gifts are of a more practical nature? Creating a lovely home on a budget, gardening, cooking mostly from scratch, baking delicious treats, embroidery, mothering, nurturing relationships...
I am passionate about music that moves me and speaks to my soul. I love to sing simply for the joy it brings and my husband loves it when I sing. I am never without a book in progress. I keep a journal religiously, but my dream...
For years, I have yearned to write a book. I begin and then trash it. It's not good enough. What do I know anyway? I am just a stay-at-home wife and mother. The excuses are a mile long. It is time to break free from these fears and move forward and unleash the creative longing in my spirit and transform my life in the process.