Zip-a -Dee-Do-Dah is part of a song that continues on with “It’s a wonderful day.” When you create the life you want to live there are many Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah days or at the very least moments that you will encounter and remember. As you begin to become aware of the things that truly make you happy and intentionally include them in your day or plans, life will take on a happier glow. When you recognize that the process that led you to writing your book or creating a wonderful dinner was just as much fun as the end product you will stop living in the future and begin to enjoy the present more and more.
Living a creative life is not for the faint of heart. It means recognizing that there will be ups and downs, changes in plans and disappointments. It will also mean that self-care and support from others will be more important than ever. It will mean that you will meet people who don’t understand why you want to leave a perfectly good job to take a chance on a start-up company or to travel with friends. It will mean that you will have to recognize when you are being your own worst enemy and start to become your own very best friend.
It will also mean that you are excited to begin working each day because work has now become play. It will mean that you will have interesting conversations with people you just met; about things you did not know existed just a few hours before. It will mean that you notice things that never seemed important before and forget about things that really don’t bring happiness or joy into your world or the world of others. It will mean you will smile more and because you are smiling so will the people who meet you throughout the day.
Creating the life we want to live is a never ending journey. Times change, we change, the world changes and I have found that it is so much more fun to change with it. There are always things to learn, people to meet, and places to go.
I hope that this series has helped you to think about just some of the things that it takes to live a creative life. For every word or concept I have included, there were hundreds more that were just as important. Why not start your own ABCs of Living a Creative Life and see where it leads you? It will be a fun and easy way to find out what is important to you!
When you share your dreams and your talent with the world, magic happens. Let the magic begin.
Create the life you want to live!