II'm not usually one to talk about myself. But on reflection, I guess that’s the reason people read blogs; to find out why, when and how people do things in their lives. We are curious creatures and curiosity is where our creativity comes to life.
You can be creative in many ways. Whether it is listening to music, drawing, surfing (my sort of creativity), building, writing or teaching. When people are doing what they love, there is always some sort of creativity going on there. I love the book E2. It shows you what your capable of, and what you are made of. It introduced me to the idea that if you really want something, and you put it out there, you will get it!
Another book I recently read called “big magic” also made a huge impact on my life. It has taught me not to dismiss myself, that if I have an idea, go after it and create it no matter how daunting. Make it happen! Reading ”big magic” made me realise that if I didn’t make it happen, my ideas would wander along to someone else, and they will grab onto it, making something of it before I ever did. Ever had those moments when you totally thought someone stole your idea, one that you came up with years before but did nothing about it? Nek minute...it's on the shelves in Myer. This has happened to me....ok well, maybe not in Myer, but it definitely flew away from me!
Think of your idea as a floating bubble. This bubble will pop into your mind and give you ideas, leading onto how to do it, how to get it, and the steps you are going to have to take. You can either take in this idea or you can push it aside until it's forgotten. It will then get bored of you and jump out to float onto the next creative seeking person. Believe me, I have had this happen. Many times! I was in lululemon one time admiring their new swimwear range and thought it would be awesome if they were in the surfing scene because they are so practical and look awesome. My mum encouraged it and told me the steps I should take. I got lazy and said I would maybe do it (I really wanted to do it but honestly didn't think I would get far), then out of the blue I'm scrolling down on my Instagram feed and bam, my close surfing friend is advertising Lululemon's new swimwear range! Because I didn't jump at the idea and try it out straight away, it got sick of me and ran over to another surfer! Well that’s how I felt anyway.
What I'm saying is, if you put it out there and if you want something, and you are willing to do everything to get it...IT WILL COME! There is something out there, whether you call it god, a higher power, energy or the field of possibilities, its big magic! Believe in yourself and your abilities to create things out of nothing. Many great businesses have started in a backyard, with some healthy banter between friends, and all it took was a great idea and the will to act on it.
Anyway, this was a random rant that I found myself writing on the plane ride home from a Monsta Surf Campaign. The combined effort of some big magic, creative living, a couple of E2 experiments and sheer determination saw me get there, living the dream amongst amazing individuals. If your idea is there, go for it. I honestly think that nothing is unreachable, whatever you are dreaming, keep going
Well hello and welcome to my blog. I'm currently travelling the globe, surfing, eating, cooking and learning whilst juggling the study of a B.Sc in Nutritional Medicine.
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