Create just to create {Notes from the Kind Side}

Your creativity or pursuit of a craft is not a waste of time.

You can create something just for the fun of it. You don’t have to have anything to show for it, except the joy of having made the thing you dreamed up. Sometimes it’s hard to feel justified in doing something if you might not have anything measurable to show for it in the end.

But.

Every little practice session or word does not have to add up to anything. It’s a practice and it will take time, but you cannot predict its importance. Keep being faithful with what has been placed in you hands here and now. Don’t disregard it because you don’t see the meaning yet.

You were given this life.

You were given these people, dreams, hopes, talents, and experiences. You are up to the task of living well with all of it calling you in all directions. Part of it is not being able to, but there’s beauty where it all collides or coincides.

Don’t be afraid to try and fail. Just try. Invite the failures to help you change course. Adjust the process as you go.

There is no magic road to get you to where you want to be creatively.

Keep doing the work of trying, and failing, and adjusting.

Honor the process. Give the time. Spend the words. Each attempt has value and purpose no matter the outcome. Even if it feels like it might not.

Notes from the Kind Side Project
This project counteracts my habit of self-critique, and frees me up to just do something. I hope you’re encouraged, too.

Click on the above image to read more of my ongoing series inspired by my 100 Day Project last year: Notes from the Kind Side. This project were my words I needed to hear that day in my own pursuits. I hope they encourage you too!

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