2018: I want to commit to my creativity

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I’m a very creative person. My brain totally mangles itself when it comes to physics, maths or anything that requires spacial awareness or technology… however, I’m the kind of person who writes, draws, paints, reads and loves art, theatre and culture more than anything.

I’m a solid Ravenclaw if you were to put me in a Hogwarts house- and it’s been something that I’ve worked on throughout my life to improve and build on.

However- after I failed to complete my NaNoWriMo this year, I’m feeling a little flat and disappointed in my creative spark.

I feel like I’ve spent a lot of time this year enjoying myself, trying new things and also focusing really hard on my career and improving that for myself- which has meant that my creativity has taken a slight backseat. 

I guess, as is the way with life- that’s totally normal. Sometimes things will fall off the radar for a little while and take a backseat.

I feel like the most creative stuff I’ve managed this year is to read a fair amount of books and to post far too much on this blog.

Although I’m really proud of how consistent i’ve been with blogging, it doesn’t altogether feel like a very satisfying creative outlet for me personally anymore.

Hell- I really enjoy posting content on here- but it isn’t something that I feel like I can be particularly proud of.

 Everyone and their mother seems to have a blog these days, and again I’m finding myself restless and irritated that I don’t feel like I can create anything really original.

So in 2018, I really want to change this.

I’ve made a couple of new year’s resolutions- but most of them are focusing on improving my whole spectrum of creativity. I want to finish my damn book and start sending it out to literary agents. I want to write more poems. I want to pick up my pad and pencils and do more than just the odd sketch every now and again.

That’s not to say I won’t be still on the blogging train- as I love the instant posting, more relaxed writing style and whole community of this space- but from here on out, I’m going to try and push myself more to make that artsy side of my personality blossom.

Rach

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