My Word of the Year – Creativity

This year I decided that, besides my “normal” type of goals, I am also going to choose a word for the year. I ended up choosing “creativity” as it encompasses so much for me. Creativity means feeding the soul, means hope, means looking at life and at the world in different ways. And we truly need hope and regeneration right about now. It is also more than just writing, craft or art. Creativity includes creating a healthy space where you can live up to your full potential.

Don’t get me wrong – I don’t want to live in a bubble where I don’t have an idea of what’s going on in the world (oh how much I sometimes just want to switch off everything and go live on another planet), but I don’t want to just be weighed down by the negativity found in the news and online. I want to continue to see the beauty in everyday things and surround myself with beauty as much as possible.

Because of that I have decided to take up journaling again and will try to, besides more writing, knitting, and crocheting, also draw again. Basically to just be… creative…

By Carin Marais

Bibliophile, writer of speculative fiction, non-fiction, and maybe-fiction, language practitioner, doer of stuff.


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