Why Do You Create?

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My name is Jason. I’ve spent more than 15 years writing poems, songs, and even a novel, in hopes of one day creating something worthy of getting published. But after receiving rejection after rejection from editors and agents (one said Dr. Seuss frustrated her because he made people like me think they could rhyme. Ouch!), I started asking myself a couple difficult questions:

1) If I could time travel and talk to myself 50 years in the future and that older guy would tell me that I'd never get published, would I continue to write?
2) If so, why?

I realized that 1) yes, I absolutely, 100% would! It’s just who I am! And 2) I create so that I can connect with people to help them find more acceptance, belonging, and joy in their lives. And this has NOTHING to do with getting published!

After learning about how an increase in creativity and play often leads to more acceptance, belonging, and joy in peoples’ lives (my personal creative goal), I decided to put my “why” into action in a new way and embark on the WDYC project to inspire more people to create. I’d love to hear from writers, musicians, artists, actors, comedians, chefs, entrepreneurs, quilt-makers, and, well, anyone who creates, in hopes that sharing their incredible stories will ignite the creative spark in people around the world.

So…why do you create?
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My name is Jason. I’ve spent more than 15 years writing poems, songs, and even a novel, in hopes of one day creating something worthy of getting published. But after receiving rejection after rejection from editors and agents (one said Dr. Seuss frustrated her because he made people like me think they could rhyme. Ouch!), I started asking myself a couple difficult questions:

1) If I could time travel and talk to myself 50 years in the future and that older guy would tell me that I'd never get published, would I continue to write?
2) If so, why?

I realized that 1) yes, I absolutely, 100% would! It’s just who I am! And 2) I create so that I can connect with people to help them find more acceptance, belonging, and joy in their lives. And this has NOTHING to do with getting published!

After learning about how an increase in creativity and play often leads to more acceptance, belonging, and joy in peoples’ lives (my personal creative goal), I decided to put my “why” into action in a new way and embark on the WDYC project to inspire more people to create. I’d love to hear from writers, musicians, artists, actors, comedians, chefs, entrepreneurs, quilt-makers, and, well, anyone who creates, in hopes that sharing their incredible stories will ignite the creative spark in people around the world.

So…why do you create?

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