What is creativity? I could quote the definition from Merriam-Webster, but that is too easy. Being an engineer, I like to break things down and make them simple. So here is what creativity means to me: creativity is thinking outside the box. Creativity also means the ability to make a decision and stick with it.
I am very much a left-brain gal. Math & science come easy to me. When it comes to right-brain functions (writing, design, etc.), I struggle greatly. This is quite evident when it comes to remodeling my home.
When I purchased my home two years ago, the entire house was painted white. I was excited that I could finally paint the walls whatever color I wanted. However, choosing paint colors was one of the most painful experiences in my life. I spent at least an hour in Home Depot’s paint department trying to make up my mind. Nearly $250 later, I am happy to say that the entire house is painted.
My next home improvement project is remodeling the kitchen. The cabinets are newer, but I am in desperate need of a backsplash, countertop & new flooring. To me, this is pure torture. There are so many options out there. I don’t know where to start. I have a few ideas, but I am afraid I will not like them. Thankfully, I follow a few design people on Twitter whose blogs have been somewhat of an inspiration. Still, I am scared to make that final choice.
As I continue on my quest of self-improvement, I am striving to be more creative. I am discovering that survival depends on one’s ability to be creative. For those of you that are naturally this way, you have my utmost respect. I wish I had that talent & capability.