Creativity isn't just something we do, it's something that helps us discover who we are.
I started conceptual photography because I was dealing with overwhelming depression and anxiety. I didn't know how else to cope.
So instead of being swallowed by those feelings (which, let's be honest, still happens at times), I chose to pour all of them into things I could create.
Creating wasn't just a fun little hobby. It was necessary for me.
Exercising our creativity, even when life is hard—maybe especially then—is such a key part of our survival.
So today I'm playing with alcohol inks. So far, I'm terrible at it. But that's not the point; it's about creating a practice moreso than a product.
The process is where we learn and grow. The process, not the beginning and where we started, and not the ending; these places between where we were and where we're going, that's where we learn who we are.
So wherever you are today, create something. Anything. You never know where the journey might lead.