Lately I’ve been feeling torn.
I’ve always known there have been many parts to myself, many aspects. In a recent blog post on CoachCreativeSpace – The Secret To Finding Your Creative Voice – I talked about how it can be very liberating to take on a new identity or persona to set your creativity free, and help you explore your ideas and creativity in ways that maybe don’t quite “fit” with some of the other recent artwork you’ve created.
This is something that struck a chord with others, and gave them that little “it’s ok it’s alright to continue” that they needed.
But what about the other side of this?
What about trying to connect all those many creative elements of yourself together. Making sense of, and trying to get to grips the whole you?
This is what led me to create this new blog, A Big Creative Yes…
I do many different creative things – the main outlets being writing poetry, dancing and teaching salsa and developing my career online as a Creativity Coach – and I’m a slightly different person to various friends in the offline world.
There are some online that don’t know I dance and teach and have a slight obsession with trainers, especially Nike Airs. And there are others in the offline world who have no idea about the articles or poems I write and publish online. I even have two facebook accounts, one for online friends, and another for the people I know in person, who I meet up with, talk with, dance with.
But now, it’s time to pull myself together a little.
Online, I want to try to be more open, more real, more, well, “Dan”.
To just say, here, this is me, nice to meet you, what are you interested in, what are you passionate about? If you like something about me and I like something about you, then that’s great, we have a new relationship to build upon.
And after, relationships is what life is all about, is it not?
So it’s a reaching out, not only TO the various parts of myself, but reaching out WITH the different multicoloured strands of me, and hopefully making some meaningful connections.
I’m looking forward to this new era of being myself.
How do you feel about the different elements of yourself? How do you fit them altogether?