by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

May 30 is National Creativity Month. But, I think y’all might have picked up on that based on this post’s title. Am I right?

So, I just got back from a lovely trip along the milky way my yearly excursion to the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference. It was, as always, life changing. How many life changes can This Girl go through and still be changed? I’m so glad you asked. Apparently, the answer is, well, quite a bit.

Frankly, My Dear . . . : That One Time I Celebrated National Creativity Day

Frankly, My Dear . . . : That One Time I Celebrated National Creativity Day

I still can’t put into words all this year’s trip meant to me. So I’m using my other creative notions today. Oh, but I do wanna add this. First, Mr. Laube started the Scooby Snack fight this year . . . Okay. It’s possible likely accurate that I may or may not have provided him with the snacks prior to the throw-down. But he’s the one who stalked me all the way to the airport just to chuck another pack at me. [Shhh. I don’t want to hear how he was “actually” flying home on the same plane we were taking halfway across the country. Reality has no bearing on this tale.]

Oh. Also: They. Served. GUMBO. #truestory

Frankly, My Dear . . . Gumbo at Blue Ridge

Frankly, My Dear . . . Gumbo at Blue Ridge

Oh, sorry. Did I get my drool on you? Anyway . . .

Creativity for many of us isn’t just one thing. Sure, we have That One Thing we do awesome-sauce well, but it’s not the only thing. So today, I’m embracing the many pieces of my creativity that make up the mosaic of me.

Whether you are an artist, a writer, a construction worker, a parent, sibling, or child, there are many ways you can express and celebrate today.

You can use this day as your catalyst to begin a creative project [click here to Jump and Jot], or start a new Happy Planner layout for next month. You can celebrate your muse by taking it (and yourself) to a movie, a concert, or a park and pay attention to the world around you.

Frankly, My Dear . . . Celebrating National Creativity Day

Frankly, My Dear . . . Celebrating National Creativity Day

I’ll be sketching, cooking, journaling, plotting a backstory, editing some NOLA. Oh, did I tell you? I know a guy who knows a guy who knows a publisher . . . And now that publisher knows me. Fingers crossed, this may be the year of the NOLA. Schweet, yes?

Well, if you’ll excuse me, I have to get some fun/work done.

With smiley balloons and a song to sing,
Happy National Creativity Day.
~Molly Jo

And Frankly, My Dear . . . That’s all she wrote!

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