CREATIVITY AND FLOW
"Creativity is everyone's birthright. It is the the act of living in the here and now, finding what makes you happy, and then pursuing that path or way. It involves discovering what it is that you genuinely love to do, and allowing it to manifest in your life."
As some one who has worked in the creative industry for most of her adult life, I adore this definition of creativity.
Because it is just so very true!
Back in the day I had the job everyone dreamed of; I was fashion director of a glossy magazine. Amazing right? not really. Sure I had fun times, styled shoots, sat front row, travelled, stayed in great hotels, got free shoes (okay, so that bit was amazing)…but it all felt very limiting - it felt like I was living in a world where creativity was something that could be benchmarked.
And that didn't sit well with me. Trying to match up to a creative benchmark made me forget how to be myself, I felt disempowered and not really very creative at all. As my 7yo says "Mama, I love art because there are no rights or wrongs"…high 5 that girl!
It was a long (and at times very challenging) road to get where I am now, with many hard lessons learnt along the way. But I honestly feel more creative following my current flow as a mother, yoga teacher and sometime stylist than I ever did when I was Fashion Director of a glossy. I've had to re-write my own inner rule book and instead of trying to actively 'be' things, avoid getting it 'wrong' and trying so hard to be 'right' I am simply focused on staying present, happy and being authentically me.