Albert Einstein said "Creativity is intelligence having fun". Standing in your own space, be it unique, imperfect (as nothing is perfect) and even a little off center, is at best the heart of creating. It is the where the heart's intelligence lies, and where the soul speaks. While it is true that challenges and turmoil can propel one to express, there is a sweeter, silent power in favorite things.
Begin exactly where you are. Whether the muse arrives in music, movement, food, nature, or funky sneakers, let it move you forward.