Eight years ago, I started this blog. My intent was to share my interest and enjoyment of looking closer at the natural world by sharing photos and writing about my thoughts and findings. That year I posted 24 times. Then, I took a long unintentional break due to the usual life events and circumstances that pull a person away from certain activities.
As I look over my old posts, I am not impressed with my writing skill, and the photos that once seemed so inspiring to me, now look drab. I also remember that writing and sharing my words felt somehow self-indulgent. Funny, that sounds like a topic for a therapy session, so I’ll pack that thought away. However, I did receive many positive comments, and that is encouraging. I aim for improvement.
So today, in the spirit of a new year, I’m going to pick up writing on this blog again, continuing my intention to share with you my thoughts and findings on nature, as well as some other ideas. And, with the notion that expressive creativity is important, imperative even, my intention is to find ways to nurture my creative potential. Writing is one great way to do that. I have read some reliable studies that show expressing creativity can result in feelings of psychological well-being, a strengthened immune system, and many other positive effects.
Let me know what you think. What are some ways you express your creativity? I hope you will make a little time each week to nurture your inner creativity.
Wishing you all the best health and well-being this year!