Last week I received an email from David who is working on behalf of Vistaprint. He had read my blog and thought I might be interested in using some of their products. ( I do think I will make a photo calendar from some of the pictures I have taken especially after talking to my son who told me that he uses their company and really likes their products.) Then, later in the week I was talking to a friend who said if I wrote blogs for other people and made money by doing this it might give me a purpose for writing.
Both conversations made me pause and think about why I create and if I have a purpose for what I am doing. I believe my reasons for creating are simple. I create because I love to and it is a way to express myself. I create because without thinking about it I have always been writing or drawing or designing something. Being creative is part of who I am. I create because it is a way to communicate with others. It is a way to let the world know what I think and feel. I create because it gives me joy. I create because it challenges me while at the same time I am having fun. And simplest of all. I create because I want to and it makes me happy. If someone asked you why you create something every day, what would you tell them?