There were things that made your heart sing when you were young, things that you would do for hours without a care in the world. I read and drew, and wandered about in nature, noticing and imagining stories about what I saw around me—all day, every day. Children classify everything into either work or play, depending on how easy it comes to them and how much they naturally enjoy it—they shun work and pursue play with everything they have. Play energizes!
But as adults, even ones working in creative fields—we often lose the pursuit of play.
The world expects us to work and we accept this in more ways than we even realize. Let’s think about it… Working as a self-employed creative, where are you allowed to play? Has play been restricted to your personal projects alone? Is play being stolen from you by grown-up life’s unspoken message to take things seriously, follow formulas for success, and never “waste” any time.
As creatives we have to reclaim play! We need to stake our flag smack dab in the middle of our lives, and our work, shouting at the top of our lungs - I’m going to do this my way and I’m going to enjoy it again!
But how do we do this?
Sharon McKeeman is an expert at helping photographers walk through the process of defining who they are as artists or getting back to their true artistic vision. Together they strip away any outdated or distracting branding, curate images to convey vision and share their artistic voice. Take a look at her online class Un-branding.
“Creativity is the residue of time wasted.” ― Albert Einstein
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