I’ve been out of college for five years. That equals five summers of pushing work to the back of my mind, five autumns of playing catch up, and five “new year, new you” beginnings. Weirdly enough, I’ve learned the most in these last three months than I have in my post-grad life as a whole. I chuck this all up to God doing things on his time. He can be a little secretive; only letting you know what he wants you to know. I may not have the best life but I am grateful for the ability to live and learn lessons everyday. One of these outstanding lessons I learned in the last three months is to become a creator and to always be in the mode of creating.
Can I tell you an odd fact? One of the main reasons why I chose journalism as a profession is because I did not want to be placed in the “creative type” bracket. I know it sounds silly because most journalist are always creating. I once viewed creative types as poets, painters, and musicians. All creative types with one thing in common: being broke. Every college graduate’s biggest fear is to be seen as broke. I’ve learned that being a creative type is actually good for you. You may look down on the actress or model trying to live their dream, but in actuality these creative types possess the courage and bravery that we all need to live out our dreams. A profession like that calls for one to constantly push out product. It is the creative type that makes it on television, that find solutions to problems in our communities and those that eventually impact the world. Most of us unfortunate rigid types get so caught up in the reaching the end result that we forget it’s all a journey. So get creative! Tap into that side of you that scares you or freaks you out. Belt out that tune! Get on stage! Do what makes you happy for once and see where it takes you. Remember, it’s always those creative types.