The Music Came Out Different-The Evolution of Creating

By: Kaitlyn

I’ve been in love with the blog, “Humans of New York” by Brandon Stanton recently. Today, I read a post that particularly caught my interest: http://www.humansofnewyork.com/post/48535700939/i-had-to-quit-music-when-i-had-kids-because-i

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“When I picked up my guitar, the music came out different.”

Along with being enamored with the blog, I’ve also been thinking about creating things and the creative process itself. I like to consider myself as an on-and-off creative writer. I get in kicks where I’ll write for months straight and crank out an anthology of short stories, poems and parts of novels that I’ve kept cooped up in my brain for too long. And then I’ll go on hiatus for a while and then just binge write again. It’s a cycle. And every time I do it, my writing is a little different. Every time we create something new, we are somebody new. We are changing every second of our lives whether we’re aware of it or not. We’re changing through the little things around us and through the big things. Our thoughts and emotions are different every second of the day. And depending on this, what we create has changed.

Now, I used to look back at some of my past work and think “Oh my goodness, this is awful. I was such a bad writer.” And maybe that is the case in some instances like my second grade poetry composition entitled “I Love Dogs”, but really, I need to stop telling myself that.

I think my writing’s a little strange looking back at it now just because it’s different, because I’m a little different. However, that doesn’t make it any less valuable or worthy.

What we create, whether it’s creative writing, art, or music, will always come out differently. Instead of being weary of this fact, we need to embrace it and allow for the creative process to take hold. To come out different is to come out beautiful.

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We're Sarah and Kaitlyn, roommates from Milwaukee who started this blog to promote creativity and life.
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