Updated: 7 days ago
Hi! My name is Meia, and I want to tell you about one of the adjectives that I mainly use to define myself : Creative.
Ever since I was young, I’ve been drawn to art. Painting, sewing, and crafting were common things I did to pass my time. My creativity has always been a huge part of my life. From doodling in class to making my own versions of items I’ve seen online, it’s helped me pass the time, taught me how to problem solve with new ideas, and how to find joy in the mundane.
Everyday teenage life can get bland sometimes, especially when you’re trying to find time away from the worries of school. I often find myself looking for ways to pass my time and distract me from any stress throughout the year. I always turn to art. Doing quick drawings and doodles help me relieve stress and artist’s block, and paintings are fun to combat my boredom. Some of my favorite projects lately have been to sew tote bags and to make beaded
necklaces for myself, my sister, and my friends. Working on new art pieces has always been some sort of an escape from reality to me, and I love sharing my creations with others. Most importantly, I love to see the look on peoples’ faces when I give them something handmade. They’re impressed, surprised, and feel appreciated all at the same time. Their reaction is one of my favorite parts of art, because it means I’ve shared something that I love with others who love it just as much as I do.
During school hours, I look forward to the art class I have almost every day, as I see it as an oasis from the academics of the school day. We’re allowed to listen to music and are set free to work on our pieces; it brings me peace while allowing me to do something I love. It is by far my favorite class, and keeps me calm in the midst of both the social and academic chaos that occurs at school.
When working on a new piece of art, I’m faced with roadblocks constantly: this doesn’t look right, this doesn’t fit, and I don’t know what to do next! In these situations, all you can do is try something else. Switch it up, make it work, or try something else. This mindset has taught me that in everyday life, when you come to issues in classes, friend groups, or families, all you can do is think of a different solution. You wont be able to solve anything without creatively thinking to try to find a new way around a problem. I’ve learned to think in unconventional ways, and to throw out ideas even if others think they’re strange.
Throughout my fifteen years of life, I’ve fostered art as my biggest hobby, and creativity has always lived inside me. As I’ve aged, I’ve seen how much it defines me and I’ve learned to really appreciate it as a gift. It has taught me how to problem solve and to think in unconventional ways, as well as bring me so much joy. I will continue to use art as a pastime and as a stress reliever, and it is one of my biggest joys to share it with others.