"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Unknown (as seen on River's blog, "Drifting Through Life")

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau



Thursday, February 18, 2016

* CREATIVE PASSIONS *

The other day I realized that something was happening to me...especially as I wrote and edited, and edited, and edited my entry for the Erma Bombeck competition. And when I wasn't actually at my laptop working on it, I thought about it constantly...jotting notes at work, or in the car... I began experiencing the happiness and desire to write again and to blog more. And last night I felt the need to give that "something" a name - but, there were so many words to describe it that I couldn't choose just one. So, the following words convey how I felt last night and still do this morning!

Reenergized
Rejuvenated
Inspired
Revitalized
Refreshed
Exhilarated
Invigorated
And...Renewed

How glorious it is to have a passion for something creative!
 
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Below is from an article I came across online:
 
The Motivated Mind: Where Our Passion & Creativity Comes From
 
"So that feeling of intense creativity, or that feeling of euphoria when engaging in something that is truly meaningful to you — it is real and it is something physiological that happens within your brain. It is one of the least researched aspects of psychology, yet it has the biggest impact on our personal lives."
 


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What about you? Do you have a passion that comes and goes, or is it always with you? What works or doesn't work for you? Please share!

15 comments:

  1. I like your list of words, rejuvenated is a great one. My passion for writing never goes too far away :)

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    1. Hi Terra! Thank you! I'm so glad your passion for writing doesn't get too far away from you. Mine has drifted a bit too much the past year, but it's baaaacccckkkkk! :)

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  2. So it's weird. I always have a passion for writing even when I'm so turned off by the industry of writing that I can't write. I have those slumps. I think everyone does, but the whole time I'm not writing, I'm wishing that I was.

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    1. Beth...I couldn't have said it better myself! Thanks!

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    1. Thanks, Sue! (together we made a rhyme!)

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  4. Passion is not a word I associate with my life. I'm easy going, take life as it comes, go with the flow. I enjoy things, but don't get overly excited about much.
    I do have a thing for houses though and the floorplans. I love to see how the rooms are laid out and often take my pencil and reconfigure them, adding a wall or door, expanding a room or a porch, designing a garden.

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    1. Hi River! I'm a lot like you. I go with the flow....as much as I can!...and until I began to write, I never associated the word "passion" with anything other than love/romance, and I couldn't understand what it meant when artistic people talked about being so passionate about their work. The minute I was hooked on writing, THEN I understood! From your comment, I'd say you're passionate about architecture and design! Maybe you can post some of your sketches sometime!

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  5. Usually once I have words on paper, it's easier to focus on it. A blank page is another story.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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    1. Hi Pat! I agree about the blank page. Once I start typing, that usually helps...notice I said "usually!"

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  6. I am always wfiting, but often only in my mind.

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    1. Hi Linda! That's how I am, too. I can write a lot more in my head, than on my laptop, though! LOL

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  7. I love these words. They are like a poem. I feel them slightly now. Just got back from a little vacation.
    Becky, I realize now how little I've been on line. Can't believe I missed so many of your posts. I did read a few and as usual am stunned at how much you engage with your creativity. I so much need to imitate you.

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    1. Hi Myrna! Thanks very much, but you are way too kind. If you imitated me....it would take you 12 years to write one book! :)

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  8. Writing is always the creative passion that floats my boat. And yes, it is mood enhancing. For sure! Especially when you really nail what you wanted to say.

    =)

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I love comments, especially because I know the time it takes to stop and type one, even a short one! Thanks very much!