Soooo here I am in English 204, ready to learn, but most importantly ready to write- creatively. I come from a family of creative thinkers so I’ve grown up testing the waters of creativity everywhere I went. Whether it was finger painting, scrap-booking or writing poems for a mother’s day gift (her favorite), it was always present in my life. I know there is a stereotype where thinking creatively can seem unpractical in the real world, but I disagree. Every where you turn you’ll find something that was created. Whether it be a beautiful yellow daisy or a handcrafted sculpture. Creativity is everywhere. So now that I am here in College, at Chapman University, in English 204, I have begun to find my own way of expressing myself. Writing hasn’t always been a strong suit for me. In fact I disliked it for a while. All the essays and research papers I did in high school brought writing further and further away from something enjoyable. I began experimenting with more creative pieces including short stories, playwriting, and even a ten minute long screenplay for a short film. Who knew writing could be fun? As my creative writing developed so did my love for it. I found that writing has no limitations or regulations. It is what you make of it and what your mind pieces together of you. You are what you write, as they say. So now that I have figured out who I am in the world, it is easier to create a perception of what I want to do.
Creativity looms in all of us and I think all we need is that push to discover what to do with it. All we need to do is take what we see in life and make something, anything from it. Everyone should take a creative writing class because there is so much that one can take away from it. Create your life and use those around you to help you do it.
As I sit here writing this blog, I also start a new chapter of writing for myself. I have never written a blog before, but I have always wanted to. My mom has to write blogs every week to keep up with her online crowd, but I just wanted to create my own online crowd. I wanted an audience of my own that I could cater to and who would appreciate what I had to say about things unsaid. This class has given me the push, a required push sure, but a push none the less. It gave me the right opportunity to go out and seize the day, or a blogging website if you will.
It’s so funny because as I sit here “doing my homework” I am having more fun than I feel like I should. Writing because you have to, for a high school project or final exam is completely different than a creative piece you feel passionate about. I cannot wait to begin this course and fall in love with writing all over again. Creativity has always been the path for me and just recently have I figured out that writing was coming on the journey all along.
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
– Dr. Suess