Communication….The Goal of Creativity

The picture here is a screen shot of the beginning page of my blog. I was talking the other night about the creative drive. Is it a desire for fortune and fame? Or, is it something more primal? For me, it has always been an extreme need to communicate. Sort of like, I create, therefore I exist. There is nothing more frustrating than being a creative person without a means of self-expression. Since I stopped designing jewelry 2 1/2 years ago, my main form of expression has been my blog. It combines two of my favorite forms of communication, photography and writing. In the midst of the busiest summer I have ever had, I have found myself spending a lot of time developing my blog. I have tripled my followers since June., and I now have followers from many parts of the world.

My blog has become my way of communicating about the world I see, and telling my story. As Fred and I now reach the beginning of our new chapter—living in Mexico—I realize that I will have lots of photos to take and stories to write. Writing my blog has also helped me to realize my mission, which is to inspire people to go for their dreams, and to find as much happiness as possible. I hope to be an example to people who don’t want to “cash in their chips” just because the years are piling up. I like to encourage people to dream, and to live big. I would love to share this with as wide an audience as possible. I know that many of my friends on FaceBook read my blog, because you tell me that you do. I am going to ask you to go that extra step, and actually go to my blog and click on to follow. It takes a second or two, and it would really mean a lot to me. Think of it as a little present to send me on my way. Thanks in advance.