Time to breathe again, time to create, time to feel alive, creatively speaking.
Let me explain.
Toward the end of 2011 I started reading a handfull of different blogs. Some were for Worship Leaders that I like, some that belong to friends, some design oriented blogs. But the one I want to mention belongs to a local Worship Leader here in Charlotte, John Mark McMillan. You should check it out, it’s real and thought provoking. www.johnmarkmcmillan.wordpress.com
Anyway, he posted something that jolted me, like a much needed kick in the pants. It goes as follows:
All Blog and No Bite: Part 2
My buddy Jason Windsor just tweeted this and I loved it so much I decided to make it a blog:
“You’re addicted to inspiration. You consume it but do nothing. You’ve been inspired enough for a lifetime; it’s time to go make something.”
The world starts making sense when you stop dreaming and start swinging the hammer. Whether it’s with your drinking buddies at the Thirsty Beaver or at family church on Sunday morning, nothing you talk about means anything if you aren’t willing actually do something. Stop high fiving and go do something. It’s scary but it’s what you were born for.
Ok, so take a minute and think about that, because I had to.
I consider myself a creative person, but the truth is that I’ve done very little at all to create, or cultivate any creativity in me over the last four years. I allowed myself to fall into a slumber of sorts and justified it with a bunch of lame, semi-legit, but still lame excuses. Now I haven’t done completely nothing, but I didn’t do enough either.
-I didn’t write/finish enough songs.
-I didn’t practice singing enough.
-I haven’t picked up a paintbrush since I graduated from College for God’s sakes! GASP! (Until mid-2011 I had the opportunity to paint something for a video project. It was amazing, but that’s a later blog post).
-I didn’t think up of enough creative ways to show my wife that I love and appreciate her. (Yeah I would list that under creative things too).
And the list can go on, but I think you get the point.
So the point of this blog post, and this blog altogether is to start taking steps again towards being creative, towards living again, whatever that looks and sounds like. Now this blog won’t only be a place for discussions on creativity, or a place to display something I’ve made, painted, or written. That will get repetitive. But this will also be a place where I hope we can talk about all kinds of things like God, life, marriage, music, the lastest whatever. Let’s just talk.
Original, isn’t it? I know! =)
And definitely come back, I’ll be editing the look of this blog as I go along, adding a portfolio page for my art and design work, and some other cool things I’ve got planned.
Hope to see you around, blessing!