Yesterday, we wrapped up our fall 2009 Women Embracing Creativity course…and as always, we had a great time. After doing several runs of the course, I’ve realized that my favorite part is almost always the final class meeting. Our last day tends to be bittersweet; after all, it’s time to leave the circle where we’ve shared two months of memorable experiences, discovered new parts of ourselves, and built great friendships. But it’s also a time when we can reflect on the creative selves we’ve built, and get excited about what the future holds on our creative journey.
Last night, we spent some time writing about our new creative selves, definitively introducing our creative consciousness into our lives. Here’s what I wrote:
Today I am fully present in my creative self. I do not fear the future. I’m grateful the past has been my teacher. My creativity is a beacon to those around me, and I am happy and at peace.
This is a super duper intention–not just for this week or this month, but for how I live my life for years to come. I’m amazed at this neat little creativity course. We spend 8 weeks eating, painting, cutting up magazines, drumming, and talking about random subjects, and we leave with some of life’s best gifts: fresh insight into who we are, close connections with other people, open-mindedness, and the strength to get out there and do our thing.