Posted on : 22-09-2011 | By : Lynn | In : Creativity
Tags: Mitch Ditkoff, Sarah Bird, Seth Godin
Lately a whole lot of people have been talking about allowing your creativity to come through authentically no matter how weird it may feel or be!! Seth Godin wrote a recent blog about “Being Weird” and the vunderbaugh author Sarah Bird sent out a tweet today containing a you tube video cleverly promoting her next event–it was all about creativity. and of course one of my all time favorite authentic creators, Mitch Ditkoff, blogs about creativity on a regular basis (and with a very offbeat approach as well!).
This semester as I inch toward actually seeing the end of the tunnel for education journey I embarked on awhile back, I am taking a Mass Communication’s class (taught by Dr. Tim England) which is teaching us all kinds of information about radio, television, broadcasting and programming (yep, it’s right up my alley). It is amazing, simply mind blowing how far we have come in such a short while when it comes to communication. Talk about creativity!! History is being re-written every 5th of a second I’m sure. Now anyone of us can be a programmer and broadcaster with free web radio and YouTube. What is happening now is that who will really stick out are those of us who really let go and step out there and be who we are…..wonderfully weird and all.
Look at Lady Gaga.
Here’s the Brainy Quote definition of “weird”
Definition of Weird Weird
Fate; destiny; one of the Fates, or Norns; also, a prediction.
A spell or charm.
Of or pertaining to fate; concerned with destiny.
Of or pertaining to witchcraft; caused by, or suggesting, magical influence; supernatural; unearthly; wild; as, a weird appearance, look, sound, etc.
To foretell the fate of; to predict; to destine to.
There certainly have been many times in my life when family and friends have called me as weird and now is finally my time to embrace it…but in a good way. In a truly wacky good way. In a truly creatively, wacky, authentic, double-somersault weird way.
The other morning I was talking with my mom (who is one of the wacky hilarious people in my life) and I warned her as I pulled up into the line to order my coffee that I would have to order pretty soon but that it would only take a minute. Well, wouldn’t you know that the voice that came out over the speaker was just about as unexpected and wacky as you could expect to hear at 9:30 in the morning. My mom started giggling uncontrollably because she knew that I knew that this girl’s voice sounded like we had stepped inside of a bar on Star War’s. In fact, that is what my mom whispered into my ear as I was trying to repeat my order to the voice. Then we, my mom and I, collected ourselves and continued our conversation until, of course, I drove up to the window to pick up my drink and the person with the voice repeated my order again and handed me my drink. At that point I was really trying hard to be polite and not crack up laughing because of my mom laughing since she heard the voice again. What I was seeing that of course my mother could not see over the phone, was the person that the voice was coming from so did not match her voice. It was definitely weird. Not the girl, bless her heart, just the whole situation of us with our off kilter humor and her voice at that time of the morning.
Anyway, all this to say that I have had little vignettes of laughing at the absurdities of life all throughout my life thanks to my mom, my dad, my brother and several hand-picked friends who “get” (even encourage) my real sense of humor.
Let your creativity shine, be yourself and for heaven’s sake embrace your inner weirdness!