A Betsey Johnson interview was on TV yesterday. She was sharing her free-spirited life story. She didn’t study fashion, but she was passionate about it. She allowed her creativity to flow and express itself freely, and that’s (I imagine) what made her fashion line so popular.
She reminded me of my own free-spirited creativity I express through writing. Often–daily even–whatever the mood, I think of something I find silly and funny or a thought based on my values that I want to write about and maybe even share. So I get to typing. But as the words inside me rise, I begin to monitor and analyze them till I’ve killed the living shit out of the passion that inspired them in the first place. Anyone with me? I break my writing down into two categories: a) what I think people will want to hear and b) what I think others will find acceptable. So after I’ve been wrapped up in answering such boredom seducing questions, I’m no longer excited. I’m off the charts confused as to what it actually was I was trying write about in the first place.
Here’s to letting go of things that do not bring us joy today! Letting go of all the self-monitoring that removes individuality and creativity. Thanks for the reminder, Betsy.
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