Lately I’ve been thinking about how I came to be a creative person. I know that I somehow am able to put my ideas out there and make them come to life because recently, for the first time I was able to create the scenes for one of the fashion shows on campus and it actually all came together really nicely. I never used to be one to label myself as a creative or an artist because it seemed like I would have to fall under the category of being a creative genius or fashion designer, but I guess that isn’t the case.
I think I started to develop an interest in telling my own stories and ideas through words when I was in middle school. I would see and read other things that inspired me to create my own world and story. I kept a notebook in my night stand and late at night when I couldn’t sleep, I would get up and start writing these fictional stories. Some would be about rich girls in high school (inspired by The Clique series), some would be sci-fi about places where people were cloned, and so on and so on. Although I was basing my ideas off of things that already existed, I was making them my own and changing things to fit the story I wanted to tell.
I think a lot of times people are afraid to truly label themselves as a creative because they feel like they have to do or create extraordinary things to really be one. I think that if you have an idea and are able to execute it in a unique way, not even a way that others can understand, then you are a creative and you are an artist. I think the main thing you need to be able to do is take an idea and roll with it no matter how crazy it may seem. You might surprise yourself.