April A to Z Blogging Challenge, hosted here.
My theme this year is exploring the link between mental health and creativity. See my stance on this here.
Oh Gods I've fallen behind this work with a heavy work schedule and some flagging motivation. Catch-up post!
Openess Perseverance Questions
Three very important self-development words that will make you a better writer (or creator in any sense).
In order to succeed in any endeavor, and to really be able to live your potential fully, you need to be open to new ideas, different ways of thinking, and open to the challenge that inevitably arises whenever you are seeking growth or change. You have to persevere, get back up again and again and trust that the end product will be worth it. And you need to question everything--which really brings you back around to being open to whatever information or new ideas you uncover with your persevering, open mind.
It is an interesting and counterintuitive idea, that of being at once open, strong, and inquisitive--words that at a glance seem to engender different emotions or states of being. But that is what life, and art are all about. That magical balance of often contradictory states and ideas.