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Week 41: Create

Ah, the elusive practice of creating.

Until early adulthood I believed only a few were blessed with the creative gene and it had clearly passed me by. Art class was as awkward for me as gym class and I couldn’t help but notice that my painted birds, rainbows, or landscapes never looked like the others’.

It simply wasn’t my gift. It was little Johnny’s or Susie’s, but not mine.

Upon reading Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way, my impression of creativity took a turn from feeling passed over by the art fairy to believing that everything we do can be a chance to create. Our daily routine offers numerous opportunities to create.

We get up in the morning and choose something to wear. We may exercise, make breakfast, read, or write. Then we may head to a day job where we have the opportunity to create—teach, write, work with clients, deal with colleagues, manage projects. We may head home to exercise (if it didn’t make it into the morning), meet with friends, make dinner, or read.

All of these daily activities can be creative expressions of who we are and how we see the world.

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