"Some say the creative life is in ideas. Some say it is in doing. It seems in most instances to be in a simple being. It is not virtuosity, although that is very fine in itself. It is the love of something, having so much love for something - whether a person, a word, an image, an idea, the land, or humanity - that all that can be done with the overflow is to create. It is not a matter of wanting to, not a singular act of will; one solely must."
What is it about summertime that makes anything feel possible? I've taken a few weeks off from working this summer to vacation, spend time with friends & family, and reflect. It only took a few days away from my obligations for my horizons to start expanding to soak in all the beautiful things and opportunities around me. A little time off and quickly my head is already buzzing with ideas, my body is feeling restored and stress-free, and I've developed a creative hunger to consume anything and everything inspiring around me. I shared the quote above from my current favorite book, Women Who Run With Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés because creativity has been playing an important role in guiding me as I navigate into a new chapter. And here's a reminder that no matter whether you're an artist or an investment banker, creativity is a river that flows thru all of us, and we must allow ourselves to let this river quench the thirst of our dreams, aspirations, and creations in all that we do.
Music, writing, photography, dancing: these are all things that inspire me and get my creative juices flowing. I hope the tunes I've provided here for you will do the same in countless ways. A mixture of songs I've encountered over the past 6 months, and tracks provided to me from some of my amazing music gurus (shoutout to yall, you da realest), this month's installment might be the most powerful yet. Enjoy <3Read More