It’s not that I particularly like being a person who tries to make my own opportunities. It’s just the easiest way. So I’m very lazy in that sense.
I wish opportunity just all appear before me. If all the things I want appeared like magic. Then everyone knew what I want and did it. So that I wouldn’t have to look to find all the things I imagine.
I’m a realist. We see many who live as if that fantasy is what’s supposed to happen. They serve as a good reminder to ask for what you want. Be cool when you get what you get. Do what you can to find what you’re looking for.
At the same time it still often feels like I imagine things and they happen.
When you’re used to be a creative, you forget about the work a lot of the time. It’s a habit that is developed and cultivated.
If you're anything like me or the rest of the human race, you have put things off that in theory you would want to do. Yet the time to act is never right now. You haven't decided when. Even if you did know when, then we have to figure out how. Trying to move an idea from imagination to completion is really tough! I always tell friends or even strangers that I'm waiting for my roommate, Lamount Montgomery to do all the things. Lamount doesn't wash dishes, load laundry or vacuum. Laziest roommate ever, I lament. I'm not doing it ... Read more
You might think being creative on demand is “hard”. Here’s what I’ve learned on the job. I’m sad that society heavily sells this idea that creativity is “too hard” That we are constantly being indoctrinated into it. Adults spout tropes about the difficulty of creativity, sounding like children talking about monsters under their bed. No evidence of a monster, just fear. (See also: Face the Fear of Failure) Hard is one of my least favorite words. Most of the time considering difficulty is impractical. When you catch yourself doing it, take it as a sign to practice. Pondering how easy ... Read more
Brian E. Young is a graphic designer and artist in Baltimore, MD.