Quote of the Day: Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. Golda Meir

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Today’s question: Besides writing, what other creative outlets do you have?

That’s a great question. I have several. I am involved in the theater arts as a reviewer, director, teacher, and performer. I play the piano and teach private lessons. I teach Youth Theater Workshops in the Brainerd lakes area. A few adults saw the play writing class offering and asked, “What about us?” So, yes, I’d like to guide a play writing class for adults where we all write a 10 minute play/scene, and we perform each other’s work. Other creative endeavors are knitting and baking, especially bread. 

At Christmas, I made my mom’s cinnamon bread. I think it turned out pretty good for my first solo attempt at it. One of the boys, smelled it, then tasted it, and said, “It’s like being at Grandma’s house.” Best. Compliment. Ever.

Going back to the quote of the day. That tiny spark lives in each of us. I knew it was there even when I was going through some dark times. I saw it. I felt it. I gently fanned it, and one day, I had a whole play written, then cast and produced. And, it was good. Even though it’s scary. Even though I fear rejection and criticism, I’m going to do it again. Any time we put our work out there for the world to see, we take a risk. It’s worth the angst.

Go. Create. Inspire!

Journaling Prompt: What are your creative outlets?