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on January 6, 2015

One Creative Journey. That’s the theme for 2015. Every day of 2015. Like most everything, it’s been years in the making. Many years, and many lessons.

So, why go through the hassle of a blog?  What’s the point? For now, the goal is primarily accountability with a sub-goal of encouraging others.

Accountability for myself that if I put this in writing, out in the blogosphere, that I will stick with it. You see, I tend to be an optimistic creative who bounces from idea to idea. My family has learned to smile pleasantly and nod on occasion, as I enthusiastically expound on my latest amazing idea! Enter perseverance.

I learned a big lesson in perseverance last year from a couple of friends. More on that in a later blog. Suffice it to say that sharing goals and dreams with others goes a long way toward accountability. So, you guys are my unsuspecting accountability partners, along with my friends and family!

The encouraging others part comes as a by-product of sharing the goals, struggles and the eventual growth that comes with any journey. In this case, the journey upon which I am embarking today.

You see, I spent several decades convinced that not only was I not creative, but that there was absolutely no creativity to be found or nurtured within. When people would ask, my standard answer was always, “I don’t have a creative bone in my body.”

Well, we are going to watch creativity in action as the year unfolds. Like I said, I spent decades convinced of a lie, and only the past ten or so years entertaining the possibility that I might have a spark of creativity within me. As time went on, I discovered that spark, and have started to fan it.

Having said that, I created the following proposition for 2015:  That with pad and pencil in hand, I will sketch a single, simple drawing each day of this new year. They will all be numbered, so that progress can be tracked, and at the end of 2015, I will re-draw either the first sketch or the first few, to compare and provide a visual of the growth that has occurred.

Thank you for joining me on this journey. You hold me accountable and I will share with you how it is that every person, even you, are creative!

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