By Sandra Lewis, Life at the Table
There is one fact I have come to embrace about myself rather late in life: I’m creative.
Cooking, writing, photography. I love it all and all are creative.
Why has it taken me so long to describe myself this way?
I had grown up with an image of who I was based on watching someone else in my life – my mom.
My mom is a fantastic cook and this is where my love of all things culinary springs from. But she always referred to herself as not creative. I know she has said it many times, and in conversation with her within the last month I have heard her say it once again.
She never told me I wasn’t creative, but never did she observe that I was either. That’s neither here not there, the point is somehow her thinking about herself had become my own.
Until one day I took a good hard look at myself and the activities and interests that bring joy and satisfaction into my life.
And they are all creative. I am creative. Yes!
Now, I’m off to cook something yummy and snap a photo of it.
Sandra Lewis facilitates transformational change in organizations, families, and individuals through the fellowship of the table.