Being a Creative Introvert

artstartsalone

So how many of you reading this are introverts? Is it hard for you to sit down and do anything creative that is going to be exposed to someone else? I have a really hard time with that.

I’m just sitting alone in my room thinking, “I need to write a blog post,” and a certain kind of resistance wells up inside me. There are several things going on. There’s the part of me that wants to read a book or watch TV or a movie. I don’t want to write that night. Sometimes it’s only the fact that I’ve committed to write every night that makes me sit down and do this. I’m not altogether sure that’s it’s a good thing yet.  I think I’ve got nothing to say when I sit down, then my fingers hover above the keys. Suddenly I’m typing words that come out of nowhere.

Sometimes when I realize it’s time to blog, I might be thinking about plenty of things that might be worth a blog post. But I don’t feel like putting my thoughts into words. I just want to think them for myself. There can be a lot of pleasure in thinking about things just for the sake of thinking about them. It’s the introvert in me. Sometimes I want to keep my thoughts to myself.

The above quote made me realize that whatever art lies within me starts with me. However, when it is shared with others, it may take off and convince society–or at least one person–of something they needed to believe and didn’t already know in their hearts.

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About lana1967

I'm a Southern girl at heart who wants to build a community of people who believe they can change the world with words like "love" and "freedom" when they become more than words, but actions in our work and our daily lives.
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2 Responses to Being a Creative Introvert

  1. You write well. I share your dream. Bravo! Keep going!

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