Because creating takes thought.
Not for the views, not for the fame, not for the money, these things have their place. But to expand your soul. To tune into your spirt.
Find where that energy is coming from.
Low on resources? Even better. Use the constraints. If you’re reading this, you’ve got the internet. You’ve got an opportunity to make like never before.
A pen and paper is the next best start.
Write a story. What was the last hard time you went through? How’d you make it through? What would you like to learn by the end of the year?
A poem about the one you loved.
She walked into class.
I remember those boots
jeans tucked in.
Red sweater too
How are you beautiful?
If I had my time again
that’s what I say.
That sucked. But it’s there. That’s what matters.
A new app came out today. It’s called Byte. And it’s by the founder of Vine. Vine used to be an app which only allowed 6-second videos. It gives the creator a constraint. How could you tell a story in 6-seconds? How could you make someone laugh in 6-seconds?
Byte is the same. Only 6-seconds. I tried it out today and I had some of the most fun I’ve had in a long time. I’ve recorded videos before but this was a new challenge. You’ve got to be so careful what you include.
That’s what you’re after. To have fun with it. I have a really hard time doing things which don’t have an element of fun in them. And there’s a trick you can use. Even if the consensus is something isn’t fun, you can make it so. That’s a talent.
That’s what a creator does. They create fun. Fun for themselves and fun for others.
When was the last time you danced on a whim?
Come to think of it, I’m going to do a little dance now.
A flick of the wrist, a kick of the hip, a swing of the leg and a little spin. I can feel it in me. The energy is rising, my cheeks are tightening. I can’t help it.
Make something which makes you laugh, makes you smile, make you proud. That’s enough.
And if you choose to send it out into the world, it might to the same for someone else.