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who i really am

Lately I’ve been thinking about who I really am versus who I used to think I was.  What prompted these thoughts was when we recently housed some guests.  Jeremy relayed a conversation with me that I thought was very interesting.  Someone who had known me for several years talked about how I used to handle a lot of the Ten Thousand Homes accounting and logistical type things.  Someone who had just met me when he arrived at our home was surprised and said he saw me as an artist.  This is something I never thought would happen in a million years. 

photographer lady

When I was in high school (which seems like it was just around the corner but it’s more years than I care to write here), I thought I was someone who liked to do secretarial type work.  I could type well, I could organize, I could do lots of those left brained activities, so I equated the fact that I could do those things with liking to do those things.  It wasn’t until recent years that I identified that being capable to do something does not necessarily mean you like it.

with a polaroid

I’ve literally been on a creative journey with God, and it’s been fantastic.  It all started in 2003 when I frustratingly muttered the words, “I am not creative!”  That’s a big statement, and I can only imagine that my very creative God said something like, “Hold the phone!  What??”  I totally believed a lie, but my admission spun me into this journey that I am forever grateful for.

lots of cameras

Jeremy and I have had some interesting talks lately about this subject.  I definitely believe that there are those people who naturally think more creatively.  Their right brain is in full force.  However, I also believe that God created us all with some kind of creative something.  For more left brained thinkers (which, by the way, is still my tendency to think more analytical), I truly believe that the right brain simply needs to be exercised.  If I would have never exercised any kind of creativity, then I wonder if my love for blogging and photography would have emerged.

Can you pinpoint a journey that helped you discover more of who you are?

These photos were my creative photo shoot for the week, so I’m linking them up with And Then, She {Snapped} for Show {Off} Your Shot!  The 100 Devotions giveaway is still going on and you can still pre-order your 2012 calendar!

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