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Creativity by SimonCreativity is vital part of life, creativity is the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. Creativity is characterized by the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to find hidden patterns, to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena, and to generate solutions. Creativity involves two processes: thinking, then producing.

Creativity is not always easy though as its the final step of the process, if you have ideas and don’t act on them, you are imaginative but not creative. Many people have ideas everyday but but for whatever reason they stop at the final hurdle and not producing the outcome of their idea, not completing the creativity process.

This is a shame as creativity is about expressing yourself, many people ‘lose’ this part of themselves after negative comments, the routine and monotonous daily life that sometimes people fall into (often for many years) or maybe its not ever been valued so has never appeared in someone’s’ thinking. For many adults it’s a case of almost having to relearn how to express yourself creatively again. I say ‘again’ because as children, it is something we do very naturally.

Here at Chilcotins holidays the routine is different to the city life, you have to be more flexibly and adaptable as things are always changing. Its not a typical 9 to 5 environment which is what I am still adjusting to, I have a beautiful environment around me that sparks my imagination every minute of the day but don’t always have time to then act upon it.

This scares me as I am very creative person it comes extremely naturally to me, its a part of who I am. It’ s what makes me well… me. With all great fears though it’s the human nature to conquer them and I have learnt that not being creative for the last week is what I need in my life. This has helped me to steer what I want in life and helped me to focus on a large creative project that I have been wanting to do for a while but never got around to doing it.

I now always have ‘don’t be imaginative but be creative’ in the back of my mind to motivate me.

– Simon, UK