The Creative Journey


No matter what career path we choose for ourselves in life, the road we take will likely be filled with a lot of challenges and even consequences. This is especially true if you are an artist. I know what it means to stay true to yourself and remain steadfast on the artistic path, no matter what life throws your way.  And it’s not always easy. In fact, there are times you’d swear the entire Universe is out to end your dream!

I’ve begun giving a 90-minute live presentation targeting schools and colleges called THE CREATIVE JOURNEY: LIVING LIFE AS A CREATIVE PERSON. My past appearances include Colorado State University-Pueblo, Bucknell University and King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA. I share my advice for believing in yourself as you continue down the artistic path, despite staggering odds, the pressures, and commitments in everyday life. My presentation is not only on how to stay focused on your own creative journey, but also how to survive those bumps in the road even if it means changing direction.

Anyone who is a creative person knows that deep down in their soul they have no choice; it is essentially part of who they are. When a creative person gives up on their dream, it’s not just the dream that dies, but also a part of themselves.

The Creative Journey is serious business and, let’s face it, there can be casualties. But I suggest living by these words:

Dare to Dream. Dare to Live the Dream.


Creative Journey Quotes:


“Michael James Kacey is a superb and eloquent spokesman for the creative life. His work with my undergraduate and graduate students taught them this: despite financial burdens, you can make anything from poetry to films as long as you stay open-minded and persist.”

David Keplinger

Creative Writing Program Chair

Colorado State University—Pueblo

“Mr. Kacey has been a tremendous benefit to my classroom experience. He relates well to the students and is deeply concerned with the issues and history of radio, film and other areas of mass communications. My students look forward to his coming to our campus and enjoy spending class time and personal time with Mr. Kacey. Actually, this professor is just as excited by his visits as the students. I learn something new with each visit. He is one guest speaker that students keep asking for. We are truly lucky to have him visit so close to us each year.”

Dr. Jayne Klenner-Moore

Associate Professor Mass Communications

King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA



Video Clips of The Creative Journey