We have all heard of a “Bucket List” - the list you create of all the things you want to do before you “kick the bucket”. The Bucket List movie made the term famous, and many people were motivated to create a bucket list even though they were not terminally ill like the movie characters - they just wanted to get focused on doing things they always wanted to do before they got too old or before they died.
“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” - Abraham Lincoln
I have never created a “Life Bucket List”, but I was thinking about how I have been living out a different kind of bucket list - a “Creative Bucket List”. Although I hadn’t officially created a list, it had manifested into more of a soul driven bucket list as I let my curiosity guide me into learning and doing new creative arts.
During this Covid period I have signed up for various virtual art classes and workshops and it has reignited my excitement to engage with my own creativity. The main benefit of dedicated creative time has been a greater sense of life balance and well-being during these times of more sheltered living.
“One day you’ll wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.” - Paul Coelho
I decided to create a Creative Bucket List PDF (see below) to share with you so that you might get motivated to engage in more creative activity. You might consider jotting down ideas of creative activities that are different and new that you have a desire to try. And, if you keep some of the bucket list ideas simple you won’t encounter those pesky ego feelings of overwhelm, procrastination and perfectionism to prevent you from doing or trying something on your list. Creativity takes many forms (art, music, cooking, sewing, gardening, design, writing, etc) so pursue your passions even if it’s a bit of everything!
Most of us fall into a couple of general categories when it comes to creativity:
The Dabbler - the one who tries to engage a few times to quench the soul’s desire to be more creatively engaged.
The Avoidant - the one who avoids it for fear of failure or imperfection a totally cuts off the soul’s desire
The Curious - the one who is curious enough to overstep the fear and inconsistency to keep seeking, doing, playing and creating because being in the creative “flow” makes the soul happy.
I have been all three in that order. 😀 I’ve learned that the relationship we have with our creativity is the relationship we have with our soul. Creativity is the soul’s language. When we are intuitively creating we are expressing our authentic self with image and words. It’s a deeply healing experience.
I hope each of you will begin to engage with your creativity this Fall season and discover how healthy it is to be engaged with your creative soul.💜
“Our duty is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation.” - Teilhand de Chardin
If you are looking for help on how to get started or are interested in trying a Creative Soul Care™ virtual workshops you can learn more HERE.
I am so grateful to you for spending a few minutes reading my blog. I hope it nourished your soul.💜
Rebecca Zacarias -
Creative Life Coach and believer of living a Soul-Driven Life
Curiously Creative Founder, Creative Soul Care™ LLC