CREATING AUTHENTICALLY

June 3, 2020 in GROWTH - 4 Comments

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.

Boluwatife Adesoye

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4 Comments

  • Rita Attoh June 9, 2020 at 9:32 am

    You truly are an inspiration.

  • Sir Bolusticks June 10, 2020 at 10:01 am

    Thank you Bolu… You’re amazing

  • Eyilayo🍫✨ June 23, 2020 at 8:56 am

    This is awesome 👏🏾

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