Archives for January, 2017
“I’ve been accused of being ‘too much’ all my life. Too loud, too fast, too smart, too multi-talented, too audacious.
Writer, writing coach, teacher, and speaker Cynthia Morris continued,
“I’ve never been able to live according to that external standard of ‘just right’. Artists are often ‘too much’. It’s the job of the artist and writer to reflect what they see and feel.
Emotions can "strike" us in response to many events - a catastrophic illness, sudden job loss, political upheaval - and we may experience more long term "storm systems" with feelings such as chronic anxiety.
How can we respond to these kinds of strong feelings in healthy ways? It is a crucial question for physical and mental well-being, and for a successful creative life.
How can being a freelancer work out for creative people?
One article notes that creative freelancers "include web designers, copywriters, programmers and photographers.
"As a freelancer, you're not an entrepreneur. But you do have your own business, and many of the advantages that come alongside being your own boss."
How can we be creative in our life, whether or not we choose to pursue a career in the arts?
"Creative living is about living a life that is driven more strongly by curiosity than by fear."
That is one of the main ideas in the teachings of Elizabeth Gilbert - one she addresses in her book on creativity: "Big Magic."