Continuing on the theme of “Unleashing Your Creative Mind Through Journal Writing” write a letter to your inner critic, that voice that whispers to you when think about wanting to do something creative or different. Think about when you heard the voice before and what it said to you. Talk back to it the form of a letter or a dialogue between you and the critic.
Dear Internal Critic,
Stop with the doubt. I can do this. I can write. I can finish a story. I can do all of that. Stop telling me that I’m going to fail. That no one is going to like the story. That I just suck.
This time, I’m not going to fail. I’m not going to hate what I do.
This time, I’m going to kick ass, take names, and just do it!
Describe your creative side. When I refer to creative expression, it can range from doodling in your journal, home decorating, creating a presentation for your job or organization, to singing, painting, or playing a sport.
Write as much as you can about the forms of creative expression that you regularly engage in. Go on to describe the history of your creative expression(s), and how you think your creative side is a part of your personality and outlook on life.
If you absolutely don’t think you have a creative side, write about how you would like to be creative, and what do you think is keeping you from being able to express yourself in creative ways.
There are several aspects to my creative side. I was actually talking about that tonight with my dad, in fact. Not about what I’m creative with, but how we all are creative in my family, in our own ways. That we had to find the perfect person who helped us to channel that.
Two weeks this week, as I promised last week (or warned of, depending on how you take it). Life has been interesting to say the least. I have no stove/oven, and won’t until tomorrow at the earliest. I can tolerate that, since we do have a working microwave and what-not. I’m glad they’re not arguing the replacement. 😀
Now onto the weeks!
My friend got me hooked on the McCarthys of Gansett Island. I just love it! Continue reading →
What place feeds your soul? Where do you feel most at home? Most creative? Most peaceful? Most like your authentic self? Any and all of the above…
Okay, time for some real and true honesty, again, I guess. Once again brought by the amazing Janey!
Most at home has always been my parents’ house. I pull into the lane and a sense of peace just comes over me. I can be me, completely and totally, including yelling at my sister, cursing at my parents (and always with an immediate “sorry about my language” :lol:).
The most creative, though, I’m usually outside. Anywhere. I love being outside. Especially now.
So, yeah, home is the only place I could think of to be.