Most humans have a total of 206 bones in their body. Some of us, though, have 207.
What is that extra bone I’m referring to?
The Creative Bone
You’ve heard the saying, “I don’t have a creative bone in my body”. Creativity comes in many forms. Some of us write. Some of us paint. Some of us dance. Some of us act. The list could go on and on. You get the idea.
If you truly don’t do anything creative or think you just don’t have the ability to do so, now’s the time to change that. Being creative has so many upsides. It can make you become a better person. Discover and make new friendships. Connect with people and the world like never before.
For shy people it can help them open up in a way that they wouldn’t be able to otherwise. For outgoing people it can be a way to show a different side of you. Creativity can be something you take part in as a hobby or it can be something you put your entire heart and soul into and make it become the way you make a living.
For me, that’s writing. I started off writing poetry as a young kid when I was about to turn thirdteen years old. I had so many different emotions bubbling inside of me and didn’t’ know how to free myself of them. Some kids, turn to drugs. Others might suppress their feelings. You might be a person that’s very open and talked about the things you were going through with a friend or family member.
I’ve always been more of a introvert (still am). I found writing was a way to free myself and then to be able to share my writing with someone else, and them possibly connecting to it, was an amazing feeling. As I got older I started to dabble into other forms of writing. Short stories, joke writing, and then screenwriting. Those last two are my loves to this day. It wasn’t until my twenties that I decided I wanted to be one of those people that made my creativity into something I could support myself with. They say, “do something you love and you’ll never work a day in your life” and that really is true.
Life goes by too quick to spend most of it doing something you hate. But being creative (for me) doesn’t just mean writing stories, or funny jokes. Being creative and learning how to be creative transitions into your everyday life. Creativity allows you to become your own boss. It allows you to decide the path you want to travel on.
How is that possible?
Cause when you rely on yourself, you need to think outside of the box to help you get the things you want. You have to find creative ways to get attention for your work, to pay your bills, and to just live to see another day.
Being creative brings you into a world you’d be missing out on if you weren’t creative. You start to meet other like-minded people. You start to share ideas, wisdom, as well as life lessons that others can learn from.
These relationships are some of the strongest I’ve ever had, because deep down they know exactly what that fire that’s deep inside of you, driving you to be creative and share with the world, feels like. They have it too.
When you start to think creatively, the world opens up. New possibilities show themselves. You become a better person and in turn you help make the world a better place to be. If nothing else, you help make it a little more entertaining.
Just think about it. If we didn’t have creative people we wouldn’t have any books to read. We should have television or films to watch. Paintings to hang on our walls. Plays to go to with a date. Music to celebrate and dance to, or to help cope with a breakup or the loss of a loved one. The world would be a very boring place.
Most importantly, being creative let’s you add something to the world that a desk job, pushing paper can’t.
You can inspire. You can be free.
Who wouldn’t want to be creative?