It got me thinking. Why and how do we lose our creativity as we get older? Why isn't it encouraged when we're young?
I think we're all too afraid of being wrong, doing wrong, and saying the wrong thing.
Creativity is a huge part of my business. I love that facet of the job, but there are some moments when it does feel forced upon me. I have to tell people on the spot where to stand and how to pose, while simultaneously evaluating the lighting, the background, their expression, little details like crooked ties or fly-away hairs AND at the same time field the inevitable questions from the peanut gallery.
Oh yeah, and I'm supposed to be creative.
I don't want to feel restricted by fear or time or ability anymore.
I can't promise that my attempts at creativity will be successes, but I can promise I'll keep trying.
Let's all agree to try more new things, think more new ideas, and get rid of the underlying fear!