Guest post by Sarah White.
It is something everyone has the ability to do, and it is done in many different ways.
We all have our own definition of a masterpiece.
Whether it be a poem, a piece of artwork, a school assignment, a song, makeup, fashion, or a novel, we all have the ability to create. We create to express ourselves, to escape, to show off, to calm, or to seek. Today I am sharing my reason to live, and it is because I have an ability to create.
We live in a somewhat conflicted society, a culture that has its own definition of who we are and who should be. In the midst of it all, how can I really know who I am, when there are other people, the media, and large corporations that are dictating who I should be, who we all should be? A young woman like myself? Let me tell you, it can be awfully distracting. I often find myself tense, anxious, or fearful that who I am, is not who I think I am. It’s intriguing, how creating is my passage to self-acceptance and identification. When I paint, or when I write, I hear myself. I express that voice that is not often heard. I listen to its fears, its wants and what it’s passionate about. That voice is me, and I am my creations. Although life can get busy and chaotic, remember to never deprive yourself from what you’re passionate about. You may learn something new, and you may even find a sense of peace.
If you have a reason to keep living, whether it be big or small, simple or complex, send it with a photo and a brief explanation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your photo and writing will be featured on the Amber Typewriter in weeks to come!
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