I get down on myself a lot because I feel like I am not a creative person. I can’t draw (unless you count stick figures), I can’t design anything to look cool, even my room decorations struggle. My lack of skill (p.s. that is also the title of an awesome song by The Early November) is extremely depressing, especially in the field I chose to enter into, and especially this semester at school.
I am an Elementary and Early Childhood Education major, and this semester is what is called the “arts” semester. I have to take dance. And drama. And music. And learn how to teach it all to children. Don’t get me wrong, its way fun, but it’s a TON of work. And especially so when I feel like I am lacking creative abilities. I not only have to learn how to teach these things, but I have to do it in a way that will be intriguing to children, while not loosing its academic edge. Sure, it sounds easy. IT”S NOT! For example, I spent a couple hours coming up with a lesson plan for teaching dance. A THREE MINUTE lesson plan. Not even a full lesson! That’s just a taste of what I do everyday.
But today I learned something very important. I CAN be creative. We watched the following video in one of my early childhood classes. It was definitely meant for me.
“Think again. And remember that you are a Spirit Daughter of the most creative being in the universe.”
I’ve been stressing a lot lately because I feel like I am insufficient in this major. I feel like because I thought I wasn’t creative, that I will never be able to be a good teacher. Heavenly Father reminded me today that because I am His daughter, I can be creative, I can be a good teacher. I may need His help, but I can do it all.