Right Brained in a Left Brained World…

I’m a rarity in my brainliness (yes- I frickin’ made up that word!  You want to make up words?  Get yer own blog).   I’m a Type A Right Brainer.   That means I’m a schizophrenic, a split personality, a CREATIVE.   The difficult part of this is that while others see the world in black and white with a few shades of grey, I’m busy with my head in the clouds scouting for rainbows and skipping along to Katrina and The Waves. The difference from most Right Brainers is that generally-I won’t quit until I find that damn rainbow and conquer it.

The advantage of being right brained and type A is that while other people wallow in problems, I not only face them head on, but my solutions are often creative and optimistic.   While other people decide the worst is yet to come, I’m determined to find the best in every situation and every person.  Does this make me sound like Pollyanna?  Yes.  I can tell you though that I’m no F’n Pollyanna, but I am geniune, true and if I decide that you’re “in” then you are “in” until you’re “f’n out.” Thanks, Kenny Powers.  You are like next to Jesus in wisdom, I think.

My philosophy is that “it’s what you make it” as a dear friend always said.  She isn’t dead, but she did quit Facebook.  I still see her and stuff, but I’m not sure if she still says that or if it was just under her profile picture for a while.  OK–anyway, SEE what I mean about creatives?  Yeah..where was I?

My point is (or was) that being creative isn’t as easy as it sounds.  In fact, it can be pretty damn exhausting.  Sometimes the amount of energy that it takes to draft a chapter can put me into a coma, and the wine doesn’t help either.  However, there is nothing more exhilarating than creating that perfect scene, perfect blog, even a perfect Tweet that engages people in laughter, thought or sometimes even tears.

Every time that I sit down to write, I discover more about myself in the process than I could possibly relate.  Is it intimidating to be open with others?  Yes.  It is freeing?  Absolutely.  I would rather live every day in happiness than every day in fear of people understanding the “Real Me.”  Is that self indulgent?  Probably.  Will people criticize me for it?  They should.  Without critics, you aren’t a success.

And in a Left Brained World, there is no option for failure for the Right Brains like me.  We’re just that damn good.

About Jen Cross

Born and raised in Dallas, TX, I enjoy writing books about life in Dallas and relationships and their many ups and downs.
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