Milking My Creativity

This week I moved my creative office to my Uncle Rory’s milk barn…. Where his creative office is! Doesn’t sound like much but it’s a big deal to me. He’s a creator, a writer and a film maker…. like I want to be. I know some of you may be saying, “But Mikel, you’re already a creator and a writer!” and I thank you for that, but I want to be a great storyteller…… Like he is.

I noticed a few weeks back half his office was empty. I had been talking to my wife about possibly finding a place for my office to help me separate work and home life a bit…..And Holy Cow did God answer that one!

It’s a small barn at the front corner of his lot built probably in the early 1900’s for milking cows. I would say sometime in the early 2000’s he went in and made it a space he could use. I believe at first he used it for a gym, (during the day mostly because it didn’t have power,) then he moved a couch in and added a little bit of drywall to a few walls to keep the cold out and started writing his songs in there. Over the years he kept working on it. Eventually getting power ran, then heat and air installed, to what it is now, an amazing place to bring dreams to life.

To sit back and milk your creativity!

I think God knows I would only dream as big as the people I surround myself with. He knows how I am driven. He knows if I was around people who were just ok with life and getting by then I would probably do the same. I would still have a desire to be better, and do great things, but I would do like I did for so many years and suppress it.

Since the day I got out of rehab over 4 years ago I have been surrounded by folks that aren’t afraid to dream. They were ok with life, and most of them did what they had to to get by, but they dreamed, and they acted on it with a sense of fearlessness, because they had God on there side. Constantly seeking his purpose for them, they were unafraid to act on their dreams, knowing if it were what God wanted then it would work itself out.

Proverbs 16:3

“Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.”

King James Version (KJV)

Last year when I picked up a camera, I didn’t see myself where I am now. Not this fast! Not that I have achieved anything amazing, just finding filmmaking and realizing it do be a passion, then beginning to explore and dream of what it could be and to see it progress to where I am now is just crazy to me. I’ve spent most of my life taking 1 step forward and 2 steps back. Lately I’ve been taking leaps forward. Almost faster than I can keep up!

It won’t be long before I’m making some awesome cheese! I can feel it!

9 thoughts on “Milking My Creativity

  1. God will do great things for you, your days will be filled with joy. The joy of the Lord is your strength; therefore you will break through barriers and oppositions. Thanksgiving will proceed from you and you will make merry in this new season. In this season, God will exceed your expectations. God will give you shocking miracles. God will do a creative miracle in your life that will cause you to rejoice. It is your season of unending celebration!

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  2. That’s awesome… I’m so proud for you Mikel… the good vibes in your new office will surely help and rub off on you… You are your Uncles nephew..🌻

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  3. Mikel, how exciting to have a creative office with Rory!! My heart is so happy for you. You have come a long ways in a short period with God guiding you all the way. Just like your Uncle Rory, if you keep God first, you will shine in everything you do. I enjoy listening to you on your blogs because you speak from your heart and soul. Keep following the Lord and your dreams and you will be where you are suppose to be in this world. God bless my friend.

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  4. Wow! You have put your faith in God, and those you are involved with have put their faith in you. I have always heard that “When the student is ready, the teacher will come”. It’s evident that has happened here. Two days ago, you said I had given you “Godbumps”. Today, you have given them to me, and for that, I say “thank you”. What an incredible journey to be able to follow your dreams and have such wonderful support. I wish you all the success you are capable of and so richly deserve. I’m glad I’m along for the ride.

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