What does it mean to be creative?

Creativity: ‘the use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness’.

We were all created, the world was created, animals, trees, plants, buildings, the internet, wordpress even, all created. Everyone has within them the capacity to create, we were born to do it. Creativity doesn’t just have to be about art, music, books; it can also be about creating a family, a home, creating a business strategy. It can be whatever you want it to be, after all you it’s your own imagination doing the creating.

I am interested in looking further into what it means to be creative. Who are the people who have become famous as a result of their successful creations. I want to explore the creative process, how do you access your imagination, how do you develop your ideas and how do you have the courage to take those ideas forward. A man walking on the moon started off as a creative thought.

Why are some people more creative than others? What does it mean to be creative? What is it that causes creativity blocks and how can we remove them? Why is creativity good for us and our lives?

By looking further into creativity my intentions are two fold, I would like to explore the topic of creativity in order to understand it better. I also want to help inspire and encourage you to be creative. I will be sharing how pursuing a creative life can be done by everyone and why I think it’s beneficial to do so.

My following blogs will focus in on creativity in more detail and where to look for further creative inspiration. If there is any area of creativity you are particularly interested in let me know. Would you like to know more about how to access your imagination? Get rid of creative blocks? Be inspired by creative geniuses?

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What’s it all about…

I have decided I can’t hold it any longer, I need to write a blog. I have so many thoughts and ideas in my head and I need to get them out.

The reason for writing a public blog rather than a private journal is that I’m an extroverted person. I like being around people! Ideally I would be talking to people about all the thoughts I have. However I don’t always chance upon people who are interested in things that I am interested in. If I am more honest I don’t always feel brave enough to talk about myself and what I like. I am more of a listener, I’m really good at it. So I’m hoping that by firstly writing as me, I will eventually be able to talk face to face with other people, as me.

I have a very eclectic set of interests. Mainly though I am interested in the deep and meaningful. Why are we here? What’s life all about? Why do I feel this way? What’s my purpose? Why am I different and similar to other people? Why do I like something in particular? Why is the world the way it is? Does magic exist? It’s hard to be able to just drop these types of questions into everyday conversation!

I consider myself a life explorer. Whether it be through reading books, watching films, talking to people I know, talking to strangers, travelling locally and to other countries, you get the picture. I am curious by nature and have been asking why since I was a little girl. I want to be able to share what I find with others. I want to write about it, think about it, give my opinions and listen to views and responses from other people. As I discover more, share more and discuss more I believe I will learn even more as I go along.

Therefore in my blog I intend to cover topics such as:

  • Spirituality
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy
  • Literature
  • Music
  • TV & Film
  • Creativity
  • Religion
  • History
  • Geography
  • Science
I will look into individual aspects within these topics and also how they connect with one another. The world is a jigsaw puzzle and I want to explore the pieces and see how they fit together. I believe if we learn more about the world around us it can only enrich and inspire us in our day to day lives.life_puzzle