The month of March is a month to celebrate. If you love basketball, then it’s the NCAA’s Basketball Tournament or better known as March Madness. It’s all about the month coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb. It’s the roller coaster ride of weather, well, at least it is here in Nashville. It’s Daylight Saving Time and dreaming of spring.
And it is also Women’s History Month. I just couldn’t let this month go by without writing about celebrating women and their amazing achievements. And I’m not talking about only famous women, but about all the women in our lives who creatively navigate life with their grace, determination, and perseverance.
We all have a list of women who inspire us whether we know them personally or not. And what have they taught us? At the top of my list is my mom, who taught me to be kind, stay true, be strong, look for the best in others and enjoy life’s journey. She supported my creativity and always encouraged me to believe in myself.
What does it mean to be a creative woman in these times? I believe it means to be strong and fearless, passionate and practicing self care. It means to be supportive and problem solving, a good listener and open to new ideas.
In my first article “Are You A Creative” for Healthcare Business Today, I wrote about how creativity doesn’t always come in a fixed form of expression. Your creativity may show up as unique kindness or how you listen to others.
Your creative talents may grace the world in an emotional way…your creative language may not be painting a picture or writing a song, but by knowing how to nurture others and in that way discovering your own creative language of love.
If you enjoy social media, then you know about “stories” on Instagram or Facebook. The whole idea is to show snippets of your everyday life, capture it in a photo or video, and post it. And many times, it’s in the seemingly ordinary moments that something truly memorable happens.
We are all making history as we walk and work through our lives. We all have a story that we are “writing.” What will your story say about you as a creative person? What will your story say about you as a creative woman?
I was fortunate to meet and work with many talented girls and women at my all female events, Songwriter Girl Camp. I wanted to support girls and women and help them connect with each other, help build confidence in their lives and in their creative endeavors.
Are there women in your life who inspire you, encourage you, and support your creativity? Take a minute to thank them for their impact on your life and become a creativity sparker, someone who is uniquely inspiring and inspired.
I would love to hear your thoughts on how you enjoy living a creative life and about the women’s stories you celebrate.
Whatever you do, stay inspired!
Nashville-based hit songwriter Kirsti Manna’s 6-week #1 Billboard chart smash hit “Austin” introduced Blake Shelton (NBC’s “The Voice”) to country radio. She is a creativity expert, keynote speaker/performer and publisher. The go-to person for inspirational information, her mantra “Whatever You Do, Stay Inspired” empowers creatives everywhere to find their voice.
To learn more about Kirsti, visit www.Kirsti.com.