WHY I CREATE, I (not really) ALWAYS HAVE, I ALWAYS WILL..
I always enjoyed photography, since I remember I made up and told stories (mostly to myself), I tried to draw a bit, I made jewelry… and then at some point in my life I stopped doing most of those things. I did design and make some jewelry every now and then, but I didn’t put enough attention and energy towards it. I thought my life is somewhere else..
At this point I thought that creativity is something that takes away the stress and helps me to unwind, but when I quit the job that was my main stress source I realized that I’m more creative than ever. How can that be? Can something that pushes you towards escaping in your creative world can in fact restrain you from really unfolding your wings?
Apart from making jewelry, which I did more or less actively last 10 years, I really took on drawing, writing and I came back to taking and editing pictures. I think that it is the time to face it and admit that it is not our creative hobbies that help us deal with stress and handle day to day life. It is quite often that stressful situations and factors restrain us from being creative and risk following our dreams. Well, at least it was so in my case.
Yes, releasing your energy in creative way helps in handling the stress and it can be an escape from reality, but sometimes it is not enough. Sometimes the only solution is to run away. Run away from the things that hold you back. Run away from routine. Run away from all the things that give you small window to release your energy, but in fact keep you from bursting with creativity.
I wrote this post because someone asked me today why I create the jewelry, what it gives me.. and it made me think why there were times when I didn’t create anything at all and why did I forget about being creative.. forget about being myself…
..oh, and by the way, it also explains the name of my blog.. 🙂
and this is what I do apart from writing, cooking, diving and traveling: https://bluebirdbeads.blogspot.com