As a creative person who entered the nine-to-five professional world many years ago, I am keenly aware of how my life has changed as a result. Many of those changes are positive. A predictable schedule has made it easier to develop healthy habits, like regular fitness and nutrition, and it’s given me the opportunity to add a practical structure to my creative pursuits (I’m a writer, in case that wasn’t obvious).
But no matter how much I enjoy my job and the complementary routine, the free-thinking creative part of me squirms inside the nine-to-five grid. Finding time and space for adventures in creativity has been a challenge that I continue to struggle with.