Why Being A Creative Feels Like A Burden, Sometimes…

Feb 1, 2018
Board by: Letterfolk


Those of you who’ve been reading my blog for awhile probably know by now that I’m a spontaneous, passionate, creative at heart.

And I absolutely love that…

Like when I fill a vase with fresh flowers. It makes my studio feel like a garden. I can’t imagine working in an environment without fresh flowers. Especially those old english roses that fade in color….(sigh)

But sometimes, my creative brain comes with a cost.

Like the fact that I simply cannot hire an interior designer to help me transform my 90s home into a modern oasis.

I have a specific vision and I’ve got to execute it myself.

even if it takes me 2 years and counting…

Or the fact that I never quit working. I never quit pursuing. I never quit dreaming.

The creative in me won’t stop, because nothing is ever truly finished. Something can always be added.

I’m so driven by only the images I envision in my mind that I will not rest until I’ve at least taken a shot at making those images a reality.

Or the fact that I genuinely suck at math.

I still have to use my fingers to count……c’mon ladies. I’m 27. That’s pretty embarrassing. 

But you know what? It’s not how God made me.

And that’s okay.

Because most days I enjoy the gift (and the burden) of being a creative soul.

  • My life feels like magic 98% of the time.
  • My experiences are vivid and exhilarating.
  • Moments with those I love are rich and meaningful.
  • My future is filled with unlimited opportunity and ideas.

So, if you’re a creative who’s feeling the weight and joy of it all. I see you. 

You’re beautifully and wonderfully made.

Don’t ever conform.

Don’t ever let someone make you feel bad for being different.

You have a gift.

Embrace it and share it with the world.



Comment below: What’s something you like or dislike about being a creative?



Feb 1, 2018 | Lifestyle


  1. Randi

    That is awesome you are so creative! I am surrounded by creative people in my family, however, I do not have that gift. God has given me other talents which I try to use to glorify Him! I really enjoy reading your blog!

    1. VeiledFree

      Thank you, Randi! I’m so glad you lean into your God-given talents!

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