My 2018 Theme: Live Creatively
I’m a creative person through and through, but I seemed to have lost all of the creative outlets that I had as a kid the more I grew up. When I was younger I was in musical theatre, I played sports, I took music lessons for voice and piano. I was an active kid and had my hand in so many different baskets and I seemed to always have something to do. I was able to live creatively in a variety of ways.
Nowadays, I leave my house much less, and I feel like I have closed myself off from the world, minus a few close friends. I can even pinpoint the cause of this change and that is my rough journey in dealing with anxiety and depression. It’s taken me around two or three years with therapy and medicine but I finally feel like me again. This year, I want to change the closed off feeling and reopen the doors to new experiences and push myself out of my comfort zone. I want to bring back those outlets I have lost and live creatively and fully as best I can.
How am I going to accomplish my goal?
That is a very good question. I have decided to live this year creatively, but now I need to figure out just what this entails.
Do I bring in a new hobby?
Should I find new inspiration in an old hobby?
Do I focus on one or many creative outlets at once?
Is there a way to complete everyday tasks in new and creative ways?
So many questions appear when deciding to embark on a new path. These questions make it very hard to find a starting line. For me, I’m making the starting line this very blog. Yesterday, Whimsical Narratives was just a simple book blog, but from this day forward it is going to be even more and encompass who I was, who I am, and who I want to be.
Whimsical Narratives is now a lifestyle blog focusing on literature, travel, self-care, and so much more. I want to learn, grow, and write my life into something I’m proud of and along the way, I want to share what I’ve learned with everyone. That way you too can be the author of your own story.
As I begin this new journey to a creative and fulfilling life, I’m hoping you will join me for what will be a beautiful and rewarding ride. Follow along and learn with me as I turn to a clean page in my new narrative. Let’s start becoming the author of our own stories and take the first steps to living ourselves happy!