“Focus on what has always been essentially you.” (Source: Andrea Kelly’s blog “A Handwritten Life”–I just spent a very pleasant hour there.)
When I began to focus on what has always been essentially me, I found out some amazing things about myself that had been hidden for my whole adult life. One of them is that I am creative. I had no idea. I knew that I was analytical, but had allowed myself to become convinced that I didn’t have a creative bone in my body.
Now I write songs, stories, and even poetry. They had been bottled up inside me for so long that when I finally began to realize that I might (gasp!) actually have some creative juices, they exploded out of me like a volcano.
Once they began erupting from my heart and spirit, there was no way I was ever going to be able to cork them up again–or would ever want to.
Now I want to share them with whoever might enjoy the experience, and I want to inspire others to focus on what is essentially them and to celebrate what springs forth from their creative minds, hearts, and spirits.
What has always been essentially you? If there is anything you are holding back, I invite you to share it with me and the world.