This Summer has been great. It was maybe not as adventurous as some summers, but it was well-spent resetting a few things. Now that it is time to get back to work, it is time to start thinking about creativity again! I know a few people who believe that tortured souls are needed to be truly creative. I don’t know about that, I think that it comes out of experiences which create a need for expression. There is then a practical approach to building creativity and that would be through launching these experiences.
That is what I want to do this year. Launch experiences for everyone to feel creative. I want to go back to my first years of teaching where it felt as if I was swimming in a creative life. Yes, there was also drowning in that life. This year I’m going all-in again. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to this past year, other parts of my life just needed me more. I’m expecting that to be able to swim in that deep creative ocean again will be a good thing for every facet of my life.
I don’t mind saying to the one person who may stumble across this blog (hi mom), that some of my core has been shaken in the past year but I don’t think that it’s all said and done yet. This is the year I turn 40, and I’m not done changing by a long shot. I’m excited about working with someone new. I want to be optimistic about all of the things that my students and I can become this year.
Time to spark some creativity everywhere.