A Photoblog by Monte Stevens

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Don’t Worry, Be Creative

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Sea shell on the beach

“Worrying about doing something new ends up stunting creative growth. Being creative does NOT require doing something new. It requires doing something that is authentically your real personal and true vision. If you take away anything from this blog post, I hope it’s that.” Scott Bourne

What a powerful post Scott wrote for me, sort of like a personal letter. There are several nuggets in his post, I posted one of them a couple days ago. My history has included a lot of worry. As I’ve aged in years and have a few more experiences under my belt, those worries are far less frequent. I no longer work in engineering because I do not want to wake up in the middle of the night worrying about a problem that needs solved. In fact I could have used his quote back then. It nice to live the day as it unfolds before us and not struggle to make it way we want it. When I live the moment I can be more creative. Walking the beach for me is nothing new, done it a few times and love it. I’ll do it again, living the moment and see what creative juices flow without worries.


Written by Monte Stevens

November 14, 2009 at 12:01 am

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  1. Always love your short essays and writings Monte. Its amazing the gifts given to us as we grow older into adulthood, especially the insights.


    November 14, 2009 at 7:20 am

  2. When sometimes thinking of the past the thought, “if only I knew then what I know now” comes to mind. A little wisdom goes a long way in answering questions and doubts we may have had of and for ourselves. But then there’s also the saying, “Better late then never.” 😉

    Wonderful photo!


    November 14, 2009 at 9:15 am

  3. Thanks guys for you comments and your visits.

    Monte Stevens

    November 14, 2009 at 9:50 am

  4. Simple but very nice, the light and shadow at first made it look like something crawling along the beach.


    November 14, 2009 at 6:00 pm

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