MHAM 11: Creative Expressions

Prompt: How does #Migraine and #Headache impact your creative expression?

I studied roles people do within a church and I read creative people will always find a way to create. Being sick had a huge impact. Before I was sick I was in theater. I created sets and brought stories to life. Bright lights, loud noises, and memorizing in short periods of time ended that passion.

The school councilor at my university taught me art therapy, although he 6a00d8341ce97953ef01b8d28550f8970c-pididn’t call it that. Easy, meticulous, and requires concentration were the requirements of my new artistic outlets. Coloring drawings with small spaces were first approved then knitting.

My sociology professor from the same university is the other person who gets the credit for helping me redirect. He taught me that academics can be a creative expression if given the freedom to think for yourself. I love finding patterns and connections within society that help us understand “why.”

Now I crotchet and sew. I change the bulletin boards at church, draw ribbon art, and color. I write this blog. What I do or if I can do anything depends on my physical condition of the day.

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