Being Vulnerable Might Bring Creativity

With putting in 60 plus hours a week, I have to admit I have been bone tired. And I was feeling a bit creatively blocked. Umm, that’s not a good thing for a photographer. So what does one do in this situation? They call on another creative soul for help. I talked with my friend Rhonda, who is a wonderful photographer; very creative and well just a beautiful person, inside and out.  I have known Rhonda for more than 20 years so when she gave me a self portrait assignment, she knew I would whine and cry and say, “no, I can’t do that”.  I think she also knew that I would come back in a few days and say “OK, I’ll take that challenge”.  So I did.  And was it ever a challenge.  I hate to put myself out there; I hate to be vulnerable, much like many of you.  But it was worth it.  I walked away with a introspective personal project and through the project I unblocked some of my creative flow.  Success!

As Brene’ Brown says “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.”   I think she may be right.  Thank you Brene’ and a big thank you to Rhonda, you are an inspiration in more ways than one!

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