i do know some artists who could answer this question in the affirmative. they have found their unique creative passion and are moving forward on it every day (or so it seems!) but for many of us, it can be more of a struggle.
i know so many creative folks who feel like they have not quite found their “niche”. or maybe their style. they love creating, but they are seeking a form of expression that is distinctively THEIRS. they are patiently (or not) waiting for that day when they will know exactly what that is.
i am one who would fall into that category for sure. i am trying new things and combinations of things, all the while thinking that something is going to “click” one day very soon and it will all be crystal clear. my future rolled out before me in a smooth, arrow-straight path steeped in creative bliss, beckoning me to hop on and take the first step.
but maybe that’s not ever going to happen…. i’m starting to get that. here’s the thing. i do not want to be living my life in a “waiting” mode. i want my focus to be right now. this day. this moment. it’s ok to feel as if i am not “there” because that’s just the way life is.
it keeps unfolding and evolving and sometimes you make false starts and end up going 2 steps forward and 3 steps back. but i want to be in the flow of it…. soak up each experience and learn to embrace the questions and the uncertainty. still working on it…
|bye-bye november (!?!)|
(all photos taken as part of one of my latest creative endeavors, the iphone!)