You maiy be at a point of life where you are receiving a call to create. You might be emptying the nest of children, divorce, or on the edge of retirement and you are interested in pursuing a creative life. As you observe the landscape of friends and family, you may notice that younger generations are meeting up and creating. Or you may feel uncomfortable about attending creative classes in painting, music, etc. and being the oldest person in the room. Or the fact that you may just feel that it's too late in life to pursue something like a creative practice.
If you are over 40, know that you are not alone for feeling this way. In a world that appears to be a celebration and support of the endeavors of those younger can create a feeling that launching a new part of life may not be valued or supported.
As a mature adult, you have a wide range of life experience and inspiration to pour into creative practice or hobby.. You also have the choice to decdie whether your engagement will be a money making venture or purely as a way of self-expression. Time is no longer a big factor since you have more of it to purse your creative dreams. And, as a working adult in other professions, you may have more money to spend on art materials, etc.
Still not convinced? Consider these famous people who found their creative groove later in life:
There are many others I could be listed. But the main take away is that you are never too old to launch a second career in the arts or to just start engaging in a new creative life that you either abandoned earlier in life or never had the chance to launch.
Sometimes we need a little help moving forward with our creative dreams, where ever we are in life. Why not consider working with someone who can support you in moving forward to make those dreams a reality. Feel free to contact me for a discovery session to talk about how your next steps and how I can support you.
I am excited to announce that I am now a "published" author! I had the honor to be among 40 creativity coaches from around the globe to contribute to a book focusing on the first-ever case study examination of the art and practice of creativity coaching.
Inside Creativity Coaching, published by Routlege Books this week, was curated by one of America's foremost creativity coaches, Eric Masiel which includes rich narratives that examine how creativity coaches work with writers, painters, musicians, craftspeople, and other creatives on issues such as motivation, procrastination, blockage, and performance and career anxiety. Packed with concrete tools and techniques, the book draws on inspirational success stories to help coaches better understand and serve their creative clients. It will be a valuable resource to creativity coaches, coaches interested in developing a specialty, and creatives and performing artists looking to overcome their challenges.
Covering a diverse range of disciplines, Inside Creativity Coaching is a must-have book for both aspiring and experienced creativity coaches, and anyone interested in helping creatives.
I am proud to be able to participate in this book project and provide a chapter based on my own experiences as a creativity coach.
Inside Creativity Coaching is available on Amazon.com, Vital Source, Book Depository, and other book sellers by request.