Creative freedom is a gift we have as humans beings. It liberates us from a world that would be just fine seeing us lose our life so that we can fit into their box. I started writing my For the Conscious Writer posts in 2020 with the intention of having it lead into a mentoring program. (I created a link in case you want to check out some of those posts on Medium.) I let fear and uncertainty knock me off track. I didn’t want to do it alone. I also didn’t want to make a fool of myself while developing a program that I care about so much. But no more! I’m not going to let fear keep me from being exactly who I want to be and who I’m excited to be.
Let’s break free!
Today I wanna bring up freedom to grow.
Freedom to grow, what does that even mean?
Freedom to grow as a writer is allowing yourself to expand into new places and spaces that will give you more experience, wisdom, and knowledge.
Why do we need freedom to grow?
Referring back to the definition, allowing ourselves freedom to grow gives us more experience, wisdom, and knowledge. As a bonus when we combine experience, wisdom, and knowledge with time to self-reflect and grow inward it naturally gives us power behind our message, confidence in our craft, and the strength to keep going when all seems lost. One of the most beautiful things that comes with allowing ourselves the freedom to grow is the ability to shine our light for others to see in the darkness. So many people are on their way to a path similar to yours. They don’t need to see your art to copy you (though getting copied might happen) they need to see your art so that they feel less alone. It can curb all sorts of ailments; depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts… So now we see the value of your freedom to grow extending from yourself to others, people you may never know.