Where does creativity come from?
Over the past year I have been exploring creativity in a few different ways. It wasn’t planned as an exercise in inspiration or a test of how creative I could be.
It actually started more than a year ago with this blog. I like to write and have long enjoyed the exercise of putting words on paper and refining those words and sentences to express an idea. All of my jobs since university have had writing as a component from marketing to speech writing, advocacy and political communications.
More than two years ago I started writing this blog as a space to express ideas, explore parenting and ideas around gender, sexual health, feminism and masculinity. Well it didn’t actually start out covering all of those topics. They evolved through writing and whatever moved me at the time. Sometimes I have been a prolific writer and at other I have had nothing to say or at least nothing to say that didn’t in some way conflict with my professional life.
At other times – like the past few months – writing has taken a back seat to other projects and family life generally.