“You Have The Right To Be Creative” is the first in a five-part series dedicated to the “30 & over” crowd of creative people who don’t know where to begin in their quest to put their creative and craft skills to work and to help dispel the myths associated with starting your own creative business.
The definition of creativityis having the ability to create, having or showing imagination. This seems simple right? Then why is it that many of us who consider ourselves “creative people” feel like it’s not okay to pursue our passion, especially as we get older. And how many of us walk around assuming that just because we weren’t an art or literature major in college
that we don’t have the right to even be a creative in the first place?
With our goal to live a stable life and to be financially fit, “arts and crafts” is often the furthest thing from the minds of the professional work world when it comes to being able to pay our bills and take care of our families. Some of us, often feel restricted and unable to be our true creative selves because society has told us to “pick something” and stick to it. Well, recently, it appears that sticking to one stale occupation is no longer an “unspoken” requirement.
In 2012, we have choices and options of how to we want to put our creativity to work for us (and what I like to call “Grown Up Creativity”). So whether it’s through a hobby or for business, being a “creative type” is no longer something made of long lost dreams, but something that we can strive for as we create a future for ourselves and our families. As a person on a personal journey to eventually become a full-time creative myself, I’m here to tell you that Yes, “You Have The Right To Be Creative”. Here we go!
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