How joining a group can lead you to find your muse
Groups are not just something kids join in order to get out of their parent’s hair. Joining a group and engaging with people who share the same passions as you can prove to be very creatively inspiring for you. You can learn and get new creative ideas and share your own thought with others. Thanks to online social networking, finding a group that fits you is now pretty easy.
Remember when you were a kid and your parent’s wanted to get you out of their hair for a while, so they encouraged you to participate in some extracurricular activity. It might have been a sports club where you could burn off all your excess energy or learn the secrets of Tai Kwan Do, or perhaps a chess club or a math club where knowing pi to the 37th decimal point was considered cool, or perhaps it was just an informal gathering of neighborhood kids who liked role-playing card games.
Sometimes these clubs were forced upon us by parents who liked to believe that we were overachievers, but many times we ended up in these various clubs because our parents recognized that we were interested in a particular subject and displayed an aptitude for it. They figured it would beneficial if we explored these interests in a group setting and further developed our creativity.
And usually it did
Oftentimes our interests in these various extracurricular activities continued on through our teens and even into college. We continued to develop martial arts skills, or learned even more decimal points of pi, and started developing our own fantasy role-playing games. We made friends in these groups, friends who helped spur our own creative thought processes, and helped us realize that we were not alone in our interests, but there were others out there that liked the same things that we did.
Then we grew up
But then the next thing you know, adulthood came rearing its ugly head. We had student loan and car payments to make, a relationship to tend to, and a career to think about. The groups we once belonged to broke up as the friends splintered off and went their own grown up ways and other young strangers took their place. We no longer had time to pursue our creative interests and soon we sat around and wondered why there were no such things for adults, since we feel a little weird kickboxing with a bunch of 12 year olds.
Thankfully, there is such the thing.
Even though you are an adult now, there is a creative group out there in which you can join in order to relight that creative fire that once burned so brightly for when you were young. From martial arts, to fantasy role-play and everything in between, the types of groups available are virtually limitless. Joining such a group can help inspire you and spur your creativity as you interact with others who are passionate about the same things you are passionate about. Thanks to the internet and the social networking revolution, finding a group that fits you, full of passionate people that can inspire you is easier than ever. So, go out there and rediscover the kid in you, and join a group and gain inspiration from likeminded people.