All posts tagged: creativity

How to Keep On

Living a Creative Life Maryn & Darrée  Darrée: When I’m teaching all the time, I struggle to make space for my creative hobbies…and when I’m creating all the time, I wonder if I’m really contributing to society. Even though I know better, I find myself weighed down by the narrative that says doctors and teachers are contributing members of society, while artists and musicians are not. I mean, if you tell a stranger that you’re a teacher, people respect that. But when you tell them you’re an artist, they quickly mask their scorn for you with an “Ohhh, that must be nice…” or “I wish I had the time to be creative all day.” An art degree and 32 years later, I am still struggling to justify that being an artist is an okay way to spend my life. I’m on my way to carving out a path that is mine, but the voice inside (and outside) telling me that who I am is not okay, still reigns. Until I learn how to quiet that voice, I think I will always struggle with …

Making the Change

“You only learn to trust yourself by trusting yourself…” Lisa was on a path that seemed prestigious and promising to the outside world, but inside she felt like a fraud. It wasn’t until she asked herself point blank, “If I died really soon and I was still on this path, how would I feel?” From that point on, she began shedding the expectations that others had for her and started gaining the courage to start living a creative life. Our STRINGTH collection is inspired by these amazing individuals who found the strength within to follow their dreams.