Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative bug’ is just a wee voice telling you, ‘I’d like my crayons back, please.’
Hugh MacLeod, Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity
A couple weeks ago, as Rachel and I were talking through all of the things we want our company to bring into people’s lives, one thing that came up regularly was our desire to give women the opportunity for more creativity in their lives.
I brought up this quote (which I butchered when trying to recall it from memory) because I think losing your creativity is something that we all struggle with at one time or another. Even me – someone who started and runs a craft-based company – feels disconnected from my creative side from time to time. And when that happens, I try to remind myself to demand my crayons. I need them, I deserve them, and so I shall have them.
Whatever your creative outlet is – and I know it looks different to different people – go out and do it. Today. Plan it for the weekend.