Creatives Create

I read this story the other day, and it’s been echoing around in my head ever since.

How one year of daily blogging changed my life

Some background.

All my life I’ve been a production manager or a technician. Just about every serious job I’ve had has either been, implementing & maintaining someone else’s creation, or the managing of the resources that creative people are using to do their creative thing.

I’ve done this as a computer consultant, a theatrical stage manager, a podcast producer, a stagehand, a corporate events technician, a user group founder/director, and many other jobs that have much in common.

I’m not sure why but for so much of my life I’ve just never considered myself to be the creative guy.

I want to change that.

As I enter this (probably) final third of my life I’d like to be more of a creative. I don’t want to be the person wearing black who stands in the shadows to help the person onstage. I want to be the person onstage.

I don’t know if I have the talent to succeed at this, but I want to give it a try.

Long ago I heard the saying that “writers write”. If you want to be a writer, don’t get all angsty about it, just write something. That saying always rang true to me, and I’m pretty convinced that it can be expanded to, “creatives create”.

If I want to be more of a creative, and less of a tech, then I need to create, regularly, indefinitely.

Starting today.