November 21, 2011
What I am Thankful For: My Creative Self
This has been a year of change and making some tough decisions. Throughout this year I have rediscovered my passions, taken risks, reached out and made new friends. The hard part was letting go of doing things the safe way and acknowledging the creativeness of my mind and personality. I said farewell to practical Jennifer and embraced her more impulsive and infinitely more interesting other half. In that vein, this year I am thankful for my imagination and my creativity. Both have sometimes made life more difficult and earmarked me as a little strange, but both I believe will ultimately will be my saving grace. I have striven at times to suppress both in favor of more practical life choices and common sense.
I have run into problems that only my creative side could tackle and find solutions for. I needed an evening escape from a career that was proving too stressful, so I started my blog. My imaginative mind allowed me to explore and envision other careers that would be more fulfilling, instead of focusing on what 'was' I was focusing on the what 'could be'. Through exploring my creative side I discovered new passions, my new fondness for the written word and well crafted sentences. I rediscovered old passions, music, art and fashion. And I ultimately made a tough choice that my practical side would not approve of, but my creative side fully had my back. I am thankful for the duality of my personality (practical and creative) and I want to strive to find balance between the two, without suppressing my creative side again.
What are you giving thanks for this year?