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Creativity | What does being creative mean to you? How do you express your creativity?

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I used to think that being creative was confined to those people who could draw or paint. Or otherwise create with their hands. Not me. Since my box of failed knitting projects and unused colored pencils show my lack of abilities.

But maybe being creative is more than that. I think being creative is also like being resourceful. I’m a “creative” parent. When you spend many hours a day with small people, you’ve got to come up with creative ways to pass the time or make it through the check out line at the grocery.

I think being creative means being open minded. Thinking about how unlikely things could connect. Realizing and understanding other people’s points of view. Asking people why they think that.

I’m creative in my fitness life, trying out different coaching techniques to see which ones work and which ones flop.

I think I host a pretty creative podcast. Or rather, my guests are pretty creative.

What do you think? What’s creative to you?

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Sarah is a thiry-something wife to an engineer and mother of three. She loves teaching aerobic and cycling classes, learning to shoot with her DSLR in manual mode, and drinking coffee.