*Note: I wrote this post last night at I was coming home on the subway.
A few months ago I wrote a post about the power of trying something new. Well, tonight I did something I have been dying to do since I touched down in Manhattan two years ago.
I took a creative writing class.
I spend a lot of time writing for my 9-to-5, but none of it is creative. It’s all a lot of fact-based writing. I enjoy it, but I miss being creative.
Tonight I got to create my own world. We did several writing exercises: I got to write one truth and a lie (then have my classmates guess which was which). I wrote a short essay about what I hate (cilantro). Then I got to write a piece about an invention of my own creation ( a language interpretation device).
I loved making up stories just because and not having to double-check names because I made up the damn names!
Tonight was awesome. It was freeing. It was powerful. And you know why?
Because I actually DID something.
I’ve asked you all before, and I’m asking again, What’s on your “try” list? Do you have any plans to try something new this year?
Go forth and be fab.
Everyone in NYC is familiar with the ubiquitous yellow, Gotham Writers workshop fliers pasted all over the city.