Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun. —Mary Lou Cook
My favorite season of the year has just begun and for some reason, when autumn arrives, I always reflect.
No matter what, during the fall, I always end up reflecting on every area of my life.
This year? I forgot. I’ve been so busy taking care of family and working so hard during Fashion Month at my day job that I legitimately forgot to do a self-audit.
However, I believe that what I’m meant to do will always find a way.
Case in point? A few weeks ago, one of my favorite influencers, Janice, shared a lovely post on Instagram. Her caption instantly caught my attention as she talked about how she thinks everything in life is art. How we dress, what we believe, and the little things we do is considered art.
Her caption prompted me to respond to her post which is how the quote above came to be.
She also got me thinking about it on a deeper level, reflecting.
Our lives is art in motion.
Every word we speak and every action we take is another brushstroke we put on the canvas that represents our life.
Personally, when I think about it, I’m pretty sure my masterpiece has become more abstract than any other art style over the last decade.
And to be honest, I don’t know how it ended up being so abstract. Maybe it’s because it took me a long time to figure out what college degree I wanted to work towards. Maybe it’s because I never really had clear directions because I didn’t know where I was actually going.
Or maybe it’s because I’m a Libra and Libras indecisive. Perhaps it’s also because I didn’t have a vision for my life. Heck, I didn’t even know what having a vision for life was until what? Seven years ago?
One thing I know for sure is that I ignored the very thing I knew I was good at living out: creating.
And considering our lives are the greatest masterpiece we’ll ever create and own, why not live more beautifully? Live more in the moment? Live more creatively? And most importantly, live more intentionally?Sometimes, thinking about the end of your life will push you to live in the now. Click To Tweet
As morbid as that sounds, this subject truly provides that balance we need.
And it might not be a bad thing to keep at the forefront of our minds considering we’ll never know when our masterpiece will be considered complete, right?
What would you do if you knew how much time you had left? I know I’d be hustling to do everything I’ve ever wanted to do.
I also know I’d try my hardest to leave a lasting legacy/impact behind. To leave behind the most beautiful piece of art I’ve ever created for others to enjoy and learn from: my life.
Tell me, what do you want your piece of art to look like? Or better yet, what are you doing to make your life a rare masterpiece?