LOSS BY MAKENNA COLBY
Have you ever lost something in your life that has made you, you? Have you ever lost a part of yourself because a time period of your life expired? Because I have.
Finding yourself again after loss is something that brings out your creativity on a whole new level because if you can find something that can fulfill you the same way as something once did, you will find new limits you never thought you had.
Saying goodbye to a part of your life just means that you get to open yourself up to new experiences and new interests that you were unaware of. This year I lost an identity that has made me me for the past 13 years, and am continuously trying to find something that fulfills me like field hockey has. Growing up as an athlete meant that I have limited myself to only field hockey so that I could achieve the dreams that I set for myself. With this being said, it’s now hard for me to find something that fulfills me the way this did, because this part of my life has come to an end. I have tried to create new ways of fulfillment by going on long runs, trying to cook new meals with new ingredients, and even bought a camera to practice and work on photography because it is something that I enjoy and want to get better at.
One thing I have found these last couple weeks, is that you can’t force passion, but it can be developed over time by staying open to new ideas and trying things that are out of the box different.
As sad as loss can be, it truly has been a foundation for driving creativity in my life.