About this time last year I decided to make 2015 my most creative year. I have to say that without a doubt, I did what I set out to do. And while I couldn't have been more wrong about it being my best year yet, it absolutely was my most creative year yet. And that is no small accomplishment.
As a matter of fact, being creative is on the list of top 5 things that saved me this past year. Dramatic I know, but 2015 deserves some drama. I learned a lot of things last year and one of those things is that the more you create, the more creative you become. If you have the desire to be more creative, then I urge you to just start...somewhere. Anywhere. It changes the way you think. It changes the way you see the world around you. It changes you.
When I made the statement "The idea isn't to create masterpieces every day, it's to bring loveliness to all the corners of my life." I had no idea just how much that change would shape my days and year.
*Mini quilt made by my friend Renee at Sewn with Grace
I chose creativity, maybe not every day, but I'd say it's darn close. Even when it was hard, even when I was drowning in the chaos and fear that was 2015, choosing creativity kept me from going under- gave me something beyond myself and my problems to focus on.
Now here I am, at the beginning of 2016, hoping that this year really is my best year yet, but knowing that even if it isn't that I will survive and knowing that there is beauty in all of it, even the struggle.
Today, like the many days that have come before it, I will live in creativity and the beauty that accompanies it because now it has become a part of me and is no longer a choice I have to make.