Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Dare to Be: Creageous {Day 22}

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There's no such thing as creative or non-creative people. But people who use or don't use their creativity.
~Brene Brown

No, you didn't read that blog title wrong. I made up a new word. Today.

Creageous=creative + courageous

The Brene Brown online Lifeclass I started yesterday has me putting on my artistic hat. (the one that I have been reluctant to admit I have.)

I have also been asked to do some pretty courageous things in The Daring Way class I'm in.

I think it's all warping my brain. In a good way.


Flash forward to today. I call my husband to see how his day is going. After he tells me that his day is challenging, I tell him

"You are creageous." (pronounced cree-a-geous)

an assignment for the Brene Brown Life class

He laughed. I laughed.

That is not a word.

Or, is it?

I say, "Uh, I meant to say courageous, but I think I just coined a new word combining creative and courageous."

I've never made up a word before. But, I kind of like this one.

It was a verbal blunder, but I think I'm on to something. 

I think we were all born to be creative in the way that we live.

We were all born to be courageous.

So, why not call it, creageous??!

Here's to you, an artist, living and making art in your little corner of the kitchen, workplace, concert hall or laundry room.

Here's to being creageous!

Do you see yourself as creative and courageous? I know you are! I'd love to hear about it in the comments!


P.S. I am showing a picture which is part of the pledge I took in my online class today. I am imperfect and I am enough.

P.P.S It was courageous for me to take my own photo. I'm not a fan of having my picture taken, even by my own self!

P.P.P.S. My fingers aren't really crooked!

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  1. I love that new word. I am creative, but I also am fearful of being creative and failing. So I like your word and I think I will use it. xo!

    1. Hi Anne! I'm creative but fearful of failing, too. Ugh, to choose paint colors is painful! I think my brain knew I needed this word! :)

  2. Anne, I love this! And I want to be creageous too :) I just started Brene Brown's book "The Gifts of Imperfection" and am loving what it is teaching me. I just wrote about "comparison" and tagged your blog post in it -- hope that's okay to direct people your way. Your words are wonderful and I wanted to share! P.S. Thank you for sharing your beautiful picture :)

    1. Tris, you are so kind to tag me in your post! I have your posts coming to my inbox so I saw it there before here! What a sweet surprise! Thank you for your kind words. I'm reading that same book along with the online class. I love Brene's work!

  3. Hi Anne, I am creative but I need to do more of it because
    It does something special in me that is hard to explain...I love "creageous.
    great picture

  4. Thanks, Gloria. I think you are very creageous! Painting, writing and relationships! Blessings, friend.


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