Walking in Reverse –Miami Interior Design inspirations
During one Friday afternoon lunch amongst our Miami interior designers at DKOR, our lunch conversation turned to childhood memories. The knowing that we could soon relax with the coming weekend our minds filled with thoughts bringing back the fun, crazy, and totally outlandish things that we used to do as kids. As the conversation paused for a bit, we thought more about the things we used to do as kids, when we had no grown-up “boundaries” to limit our activities and dreams. How fun it was then to wiggle our toes, roll our eyes, and to be free to think, “why not??”
Soon my mind jogged back to a special memory: hearing an especially influential speech that made a huge impression on me. A very creative individual came to talk to my college about ways to stay creative, to feel empowered, to be innovative and always think like individuals. He gave us the most simple and direct advice: “Remember your childhood thoughts and actions and be like that.”
As we move forward in life as adults, responsibilities plant themselves ever more firmly in our brains. Maybe before we even realize what is happening, we start to lose that wonderful feeling of thinking without boundaries and outside the box. So often we have to work around boundaries and deadlines and other responsibilities, whether it is designing a project, planning a trip, preparing a business proposal, or completing necessary tasks throughout the day. Sometimes I think it’s good to step back, and take time to recover that inner glow and freedom of childhood. Then we can go to that place of childhood thoughts, of being young and free . . .this is really the wellspring of creativity, where creativity comes alive.
How to get back there? Here’s one strategy: Take a walk in reverse, see where your mind takes you….and then fit in the technicalities and logistics after we have let our minds roam free…as I think we can all discover, the impossible is often more possible than it first appears.
– Margaret Smith
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