The Trouble with Creativity

Most people I know who would consider themselves creative, including myself, tend also to be moody and often times depressed. This is why I am calling this site Opening the Creative Door. It is my attempt to unlock the vast amount of creativity I have locked inside me, and in the process, hopefully, inspire others to push past the mental obstacles keeping them from expressing that creativity.

I know one obstacle will be the fear of being judged. My grammar and spelling may not be perfect and my content may not relate to everyone but . . . here goes!

Let me introduce myself – my name is Sandy, I am a 53 year old mother of 5 grown children, grandmother of 3. I work in a grocery store and I am very much a believer in the saving grace of Jesus. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 34 years. All of these things are wonderful, but, I have yet to achieve – me. What I mean by that is I want to write, to dance, to create. I have written songs and even had a few performed at church. I have written many poems, yet none have been published. I have a desire to create even more, but life is full and when I have free time, I am easily overwhelmed. Starting, stopping, giving up – I recognize there is a fire inside me that longs to burn brightly and I have grown tired of seeing it quenched!

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2 thoughts on “The Trouble with Creativity

  1. I totally know what you're talking about! Creative & depression go hand in hand in my family, in myself! I so often begin a cool project & then get shut down by discouragement. How awesome you're writing a blog!

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