Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers-
As 2017 begins to wind down, and this year quickly comes to an end. I don’t know about each of you but this year (for some) was one void of inspiration and creative flow. I spoke with some of my other friends who are creatives, and they expressed a great disdain for this year in regards to their creative ability. Again for some, 2017 was the year of the creative block. Artists, writers, innovators, struggled to imagine again. We saw this inward turmoil when we looked to the films released, the music heard and even the articles written about our favorite celebrity icons. It was as if the creative breath of our nation, left with the new presidency and the hope of good, imaginative thought took a downward turn. Don’t get me wrong this is not a political blog and the new year is not going to change that, but 2017 for a lack of better words : purely, ardently SUCKED! It was a taxing year of tension between struggle and progression and society once again found skepticism in the intentions of good spoken by humanity.
This year alone, I wrote less than the year before. I lacked inspiration, hope, time and ingenuity and frankly loss my love for the written art form. The greatest tragedy is for a creator to lose the ability to create again. I bet those with one-hit wonders could identify with that statement, and too long for the day when they can create something new. That is my heart’s desire to create something new, to be an endless stream of creative thoughts and ideas in my pursuit to demonstrate love to those around me. The same old- same old, is BORING and my attention span for what is lackluster has expired. I want to create, and I want to create something legendary. Even some of you, my friends, I watched you hit a glass ceiling with creativity as your posts began to be more prolonged and your woes more apparent. I have great news… I believe that the year coming is the year for the creatives! It’s going to be a year of renewed vision, more innovative ideas, and just a stream of creative output. It’s the age of the Creative!
So… was that a diatribe against 2017? I guess it was… though I am grateful for 2017, for God has been extremely good to me, it has been extremely hard filled with intense pain. Yet, the pain I’ve experienced, did not kill me. I’m here, I’m grateful and I’m ready! I’m ready to hit the ground running, looking to unite as we create together. Creators Unite! For it is our time to shape and influence the world, and the works we set now will be admired for generations to come!
Thank you to each of you for believing in me! I appreciate every comment, read post, shared post and I love each of you for it!
I believe in each of you. I believe in your work, your writing, your heart’s desire for good and I wish you the best this coming year. Are you a creator? If so, this is your time!
©Simone Holloway, 2017