You don't have to do something new to become your creative self, it's already in your essential nature. You just need to give it an outlet, an outlet it seeks in the present moment.
I remember growing up, my sister was always the creative one. She's four years older than me so she was always ahead of me in mental, physical and creative development. She was the singer/songwriter, musician, and writer in the family. When I attempted to emulate her, I was quickly corrected by my parents and told that I couldn't sing a note or write anything worth reading. Apparently I was a male and I was going to be a "worker", not a "creator".
Now before you think my parents were wrong in their assessment of me, I must tell you that they came from another generation. They came to Canada from a very war torn Germany after WWII with nothing. Both my parents had to get jobs in order for us to survive. In those days, not many moms were working, and their instincts were to work, and then work some more. There was no time to be creative. So a "worker" I became.
I spent 27 years working as a Marine Engineering Mechanic, Industrial Maintenance Mechanic and a Power Engineer. About half way through all of that I ordered a course on how to become a "Creative Writer." I had always enjoyed creative writing in English class and wanted to learn more. My wife at the time, asked me what I was doing and I informed her that I wanted to do some creative writing. "Just concentrate on your job so we can have a good pension and retire," is what I was told. A couple of weeks later I searched the house for my writing manuals and couldn't find them. I asked my former wife where they were, and I was told she threw them out.
A number of years later, I decide to quit my job and become a Realtor. My former wife of course was exasperated. She told me I would never get licensed. Once I received my license, she told me I would never be successful. Once I was successful and in the top 10% of all Realtors in Canada, she said it would never last. She was right about the last part however, because soon after we parted ways. Unfortunately during our divorce I just couldn't keep up the pace, quickly lost all my real estate mojo, and ended up returning to the trades to make ends meet.
Lest you think I'm just wanting to vent or tell you my story here, there is a point I'm trying to make. You see, there was an inner creator in me trying to get out all those years. I was stymied at every attempt to create, but no matter how I tried to suppress it, it came to the surface again, and again, and again.
You see, we are born creators. We came from creation, so we must be like what we came from, right? With our thoughts, words, and actions we create our lives every second of every day. When are we NOT creators, I ask you? You don't have to paint a masterpiece, but paint! You don't have to write a best seller, but write! What ever your passion is, follow it. This will bring you joy. This will bring you happiness, and this will bring you that loving feeling.
In many of us, our creativity just sits dormant, because we're under the impression that all there is to do in life is eat, work, sleep, and die. Don't allow others to stymy your creativity, because it will keep trying to find a way to reveal itself, as mine did, which may bring you much sorrow and pain if you don't let it out.
Let it out my dear friends. Let your creativity show through, for you are a creator. A creator of the highest kind!
You've been listening to the Soul Mechanic, and it's been my absolute pleasure to serve you. Sending you Love, Happiness, and Abundance, now, and always.
I am the Soul Mechanic, and I am a CREATOR!