Reflections: Creativity During a Pandemic


I don’t know why I didn’t think to write something like this earlier. 2020 was supposed to be for me to be more creative, but it had other plans. I’m sure you had something similar going for you this year. COVID-19, Coronavirus, COVID, or just Rona, took us for a complete loop. It has affected so much of our lives. Didn’t matter what kind of job or career you have, it has taken a hit.

For people in art, music, photography, or anything creative it can be hard, but we move forward, thinking, coming up with better solutions.

As for me, I get inspired by people who are looking for ways to become better at what they do, people who get knocked down, and pick themselves back up and try something new.

That’s what I’ve been getting myself to do. The job I have, don’t get me wrong, I am grateful for one, I’m drained and want to look elsewhere. In the meantime, my creative juices are flowing. I have about three canvases ready to be painted, pastel, and other stuff. I want to get back to my art. Even working on my blog is keeping me creative, pushing to post new subjects every day. So really I haven’t been bored. Plus the fact that I’ve been trying to keep my little house in order, cleaning and straightening has been filling my days too.

This may not be my best reflections post, but what I’m trying to say is that in spite of the fact that we are still in a pandemic, people are being laid off, the economy is in a state of a mess, being creative during this craziness is not so bad. In fact, I think it’s the best time, because the way I see it, this pandemic has forced us to stop, take time not only with our creativity but also with our families, things that are important to us. We live in a society of running and rushing. Our calendar is filled with so much, our jobs, extracurricular activities, and other events. We are in a state of so much, we tend to forget what is really important. 2020 is the year of the shutdown and being focused.

So I will keep being inspired and creative.



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2 comments on “Reflections: Creativity During a Pandemic

  1. micaela danielle smith

    This year has definitely been a different one, and thrown many challenges our way. I have found that being creative is the one thing that has kept everyone going. Great post – I enjoyed reading it.

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