Before I left Sydney I had a few sessions with an amazing Kinesiologist/Energy Healer who told me that I’m highly creative and I will pursue a creative path.
I literally laughed out loud as I had never thought of myself as creative, and at the time I thought she was referring to my business (even though my sister was the ‘creative’ within the business and my focus was operations and strategy).
But for some reason that ‘creative’ comment stuck with me. It kept piping up in my mind even though I vigorously pushed it away.
As if I was meant to be creative?
I was beyond terrible at art in high school. Some how my pottery sculpture of a giraffe turned out to be an obese and creepy looking clown!
But then I got thinking – ‘What is creativity?’
Starting a business requires a huge amount of creativity – developing product ideas, designing a website, coming up with ‘creative solutions’ to a string of challenges, writing weekly emails, Facebook posts & blog posts, curating the perfect shot for instagram…and that’s the short of it.
So I guess I do have some creativity within my cells.
My tipping point was reading the quote below in Austin Kleon’s brilliant book ‘Steal Like an Artist.’
“Distance and difference are the secret tonic of creativity. When we get home, home is still the same. But something in our mind has been changed, and that changes everything.”
The reason I choose to believe that I am here in Hong Kong is to explore my creativity, find what I’m truly meant to do with my life and the big positive…whom I should serve along the way.
With distance comes insight.
And if I have moved away from my beautiful family, friends and country I expect some freaking amazing personal insight and growth!
Have you ever moved away and experienced growth you never expected?
I would love to hear your story in the comments below.