I call myself a creative and when people ask me what I create I freeze and talk in circles then conclude by saying I create things. This is because my creativity has various expressions, sometimes I write long pieces, other times everything in my head is expressed in one line, most times it’s a graphic, sometime I make videos(a lot these videos never get put out) other times it’s a voice recording of my thoughts and emotions in the rawest form.
I have however struggled with comparing myself with other creatives because I didn’t create like them I don’t take HD pictures in my canon 23547BHY (they always sound like weapons lmao) as much I appreciate those pictures so much I had to realize that this isn’t how I enjoy being creative, and comparing myself to them seems counterproductive.
The journey to realizing this was hard, painful and seemed to have taken forever, I spent several nights learning how to create in a certain way, how to write in a certain way that was obviously not authentic. I wanted to know how to write 5000 worded blog posts and create the perfect brand aesthetic that obviously looked like someone else’s.
I’m glad that didn’t work out lol, I would have been a miserable creative, I would have spent time, money and energy on something I didn’t really enjoy doing so I could impress you, whew the ghetto. I haven’t gotten to the level of confidence in my work that I would like to have, but I have grown, a lot. I am sharing this because like me, there are people who are not authentically creating and putting out work they enjoy.
I hope I have been able to encourage you to create how you want to, not for anybody but for yourself, your tribe will find you and love you for being authentic.