I believe there’s a little bit of creativity in all of us.
Call it what you will, but even for the logical thinkers out there, you can’t deny that we all have (anatomically-speaking) a right-sided, creatively-fueled part of our brain. And this is where magic happens.
Friday’s are going to be our right-brain day. What it means to create a life you can feel connected to…proud of. The big and the small of it. Today, we start small. With me.
Yesterday I began dancing. #100daysofdancing in fact.
This shouldn’t be something abnormal. By all accounts I’m a dancer. I’ve trained as one, I feel like one, I identify as one. But you see, here’s the thing… being a dancer isn’t a straightforward process.
Like all art, it relies on creativity, like all physical endeavors it requires fitness, but unlike many careers the possibility of it earning a living is much more…slim. I’m not going to enter the debate in this post today, but it’s safe to say that we as independent artists have a bit of tough trot when it comes to being able to express ourselves.
This fact means that I’ve leaned in to a lot of areas that highlight my strengths and circumnavigate my dance life. I’m a massage therapist, a Pilates instructor and hopefully, in the longer run, a physiotherapist. I like movement (if that hasn’t been made face-smackingly obvious yet). I’m passionate about educating you about how your body works, and how to allow it to function as it’s most efficient, optimum level. This is the value I hope to add to your life.
I also value authenticity, so I’d be remiss to neglect the very premise I preach day in and day out. MOVE. CONNECT. CREATE. Find what lights you up and go with it.
Dancing lights me up.
When i stop moving i feel stagnant; not just physically, but psychologically and emotionally. I feel stunted, caged, confused, and overwhelmed. Getting into my body is what connects me to a deeper, more actualised version of myself.
All this to say that I’M GOING TO MOVE. One day at a time, 15 instagrammed-seconds a day. It’s not going to be perfect, but it’s going to be me.
If you want to follow me on my journey, add me on Instagram… I’ve got a handy little button in the top right hand corner… see it? Yep. That one.
One last thing, I want to turn this back to you.
Have you discovered your little creative spark? Is it something you’ve thought about before? Noticed in yourself? Leave a comment finishing this sentence: I feel lit up when I …
I can’t wait to hear your answers.