The first step in The Create Room Journey is to help you clearly see the role creativity plays in your life and why you value it. This is a critical place to start, as it will give you the motivation to make the changes you seek.
Explore your creative personality
- What were you creating?
- Who/what was it for?
- Were you alone or with others?
- Describe the environment
Define your core creative purpose
Through this exercise, you probably noticed that some experiences came much more quickly than others. Go back to your sheet now and number them in order (1-7) according to which experiences were easiest to recall OR which were the most meaningful to you.
The need that corresponds with your #1 is very likely to be your core creative purpose. With #2 and #3 being your secondary purposes. Learn more about each creative purpose below.
Knowing your core and secondary creative purposes (or WHY you create) will keep you motivated along the journey and allow you to more intentionally fulfill these needs. One thing to note—your creative purpose may change as you go through different stages and phases of life.
Picture Your Success
Let’s take some time now to envision future creative experiences and the ideal environment to fulfill your creative purposes, core and secondary. Write it down. Be specific.
For example, someone whose core creative purpose was renewal, with connection and joy as secondary, might envision something like this — I have my own creative space where I can go to feel refreshed. There is enough room for my loved ones to join me. The things I create are primarily to bring happiness to others.
Keep this somewhere you can refer back to. We recommend printing out your core creative purpose (see how to download it below) and writing your vision statements on the back.
Make your pledge (and enter to win a DreamBox!)
Thank you so much for participating.
To complete step 1 and be entered to win a DreamBox, share your core creative purpose (and secondary if you like) on Facebook or Instagram. Be sure to tag @theoriginalscrapbox and use #createroomjourney to submit your entry. You can receive an additional entry by commenting on our post on 3/23 about step 1 on Facebook or Instagram.
Click on the word to download.