I've been listening to Liz Gilbert read Big Magic, and I started to think about my own work and self. I grew up in a house full of creative people. My mother is a composer (you can find tons of her choral music scores at Sheet Music Plus). My father builds things out of wood (most recently classical guitars — they're beautiful and have great sound — check them out at snowdonguitars.ca). My brother is a writer, a drummer, a musician, composer, all-around creative guy.
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I was a pianist growing up, and I was really good at interpreting music, but it was always someone else's music. I said to my mom on more than one occasion that I wasn't very creative. I wasn't creative like my family, but I was constantly curious about things. I have pursued creative work and creative fields in my life (my degree is in Music, and I also have a graphic design diploma), as well as creative hobbies (Celtic art and design, quilt-making, photography, knitting, sewing).
How do you live a creative life? Are you able to follow your curiosities? Is there something out there that you've always wanted to know about, or something you've wanted to do? I encourage you to not wait another day. Wherever your interests are, begin pursuing them today.