(Annie Tipton has graciously agreed to serve as today's Guest Blogger for Susan, who is away at a church conference in Kansas City. Thanks for sharing, Annie!)
My path crossed with a long lost high school acquaintance a few months ago. We exchanged news about location, family, jobs…
“Book publishing—that’s great!” He paused, raising his eyebrows inquisitively. “But I’m really surprised you’re not performing on stage somewhere. . . .”
His reaction stuck in my mind for several days. Sure, I acted in nearly every production put on by my high school and college theatre departments—musicals, full-length plays, one-acts—but did that really define who I am, or at least who I was? Did I miss the boat on my career calling?
But the more I thought about it, the more peace I found in his reaction. He saw a talent in me then that I’m still able to use as a source of inspiration and creativity. There’s nothing like stepping out of myself and into another character onstage. Call it cliché, but acting allows me to connect more deeply with humanity and what it means to be a child of God.
So what’s your favorite creative outlet? What activity helps you shed your inhibitions and learn more about yourself? If you’re able, make time to get the creative juices flowing this week. You may just find a refreshed point of view in your day-to-day creativity.