Sunday, January 17, 2010

Leaping into the abyss...accessing my creativity

Today I begin a journey to meet myself. Not the self that wakes up and showers every morning, who drives to work and uses the same part of her brain day in and day out. The Jennifer who most often shows her face to the world revisits the same locales in her town, her world, her mind, day after day. She often dreams of doing things differently, but shakes her head and quickly falls back into the daily routine that has become her life. Truth is, she isn't very interesting to me.

The Self I'm hoping to meet on these pages is the grown-up version of the girl who read by candlelight in her bedroom deep into the night, who never got tired of seeing the world from a new perspective, who isn't afraid to diverge from the beaten path in hopes of finding new adventure.

I'm pledging to myself that I will nurture this forgotten child, that I'll give her all the tools she needs to unfurl and blossom: A camera to capture the beauty of this earth, paint and glitter to make this earth even more beautiful, and time, the sweetest gift of all.

I'll use this blog will chart my course. Who knows what techniques I'll find to coax my creativity out of her hiding place...striped kneesocks and a tutu, a treehouse in the backyard, a camping trip all by myself. I'll keep trying new angles until she smiles! Will you join me?

1 comment:

  1. My Jennifer is a writer! And a damn good one too! Oh yes ma'am I'll join you on your new adventure toward your Self. I can't wait to see where it takes you! A beautiful first blog post indeed!