My Spirit Animal: the Sasquatch
The Sasquatch has been my spirit animal.
You may have heard of him in folklore. The Sasquatch is an ape-like creature that may not exist. He stays in the shadows and doesn't want to be discovered. He doesn't want to be known. He keeps his world a secret and remains anonymous.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about learning to be creative. For most of my life, I labeled myself as uncreative - not being someone who has anything unique to share. I suppressed my creativity so it was never seen, even by me.
I was the Sasquatch.
Unlike the Sasquatch, I decide to embark on a journey of discovery. I am learning to break out of the isolation. I am working to be creative and hone my perspective and thoughts. Sharing what I learn and what I discover.
Yet, I do struggle.
I feel like I need to write about what other people are saying rather than what I want to say. Like I should write about popular topics rather than the world I see. To focus on likes, rather than on authenticity.
What I want to share are perspectives unique to me.
To write about being your full self in all facets of life.
To discover authenticity around us.
To share the struggle to be a better parent.
To embark on the journey of creativity.
Even if there is no approval, I want to be myself.
My creativity is still in its early stages. Still learning. Still discovering. Still trying to figure it out - which is exactly where I need to be.
I want to encourage you on your creative journey. It's a process of discovery and is coming out of the shadows.
It's learning to make a new definition for yourself.
To be the creative you are.