Well, I’ve found another hobby. I’ve discovered I actually do have a creative genius (ref: Farnoosh Brock’s podcasts) and it feels really good to have brought my creative side to the surface.
I’m terrible at drawing. That’s just a fact. I don’t have the patience or desire to learn, but I always felt like I was lacking something in terms of creativity. Everyone has their own creative niche, whether it be drawing, writing, music, singing, photography, etc.
After 16 years, I finally found it: calligraphy. I love turning words into its own kind of art. Words are very powerful. They are infinitely powerful. Handwriting has always been interesting to me. I would experiment with different writing styles in school, and people always told me they loved my writing. And then I found calligraphy – I started looking into it more and I became obsessed. I’ve been doing it for a while now and it’s very fun.
Now, there’s another thing I enjoy doing: coloring. You may be aware of the whole “adult coloring” fad, and I have to say I’m a fan. I have a few mindfulness coloring books, and they’re very pleasant to get my mind off of things, or when I want to get my eyes away from the screen for a bit. It’s really fun to just get out some markers and make something pretty out of lines or sqiggles.
Then of course there’s planning. Making my planner every week is an endeavor of creativity and beautification. It’s so wonderful to sit down and turn a black and white page into a colorful, neat layout.
These are the ways I’ve been listening to my creative side and giving it the attention it deserves. How do you cultivate your creative genius?