When I was a teenager an older friend gave me a very helpful piece of advice.
He said, “You are a creative person and you may find that you don’t fit in mainstream culture. This can make you feel like there is something wrong with you, but really, it’s just that you are creative. You won’t necessarily be happy with the things that make other people happy. It may not be easy but you”ll find your way.”
This was some of the best advice I have ever received.
A common thread among the creative people I know is passion; a passion that drives them to prioritize that which they are passionate about.
Passion and creativity are not limited to music, crafts, art, etc.. The objects and objectives of passion are endless.
To follow passion one will make trade-offs.
The creative, passionate person will not feel alive unless they are expressing creativity and passion.
With all this comes a need for balance.
And there will be surprises.
And I think I already said something about trade-offs.
It’s all part of the adventure.
“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundred of ways to kneel and kiss the ground”
-Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi