But someone asked me the other day why I 'work' when I could just 'write'.
And I replied as I always do - because I want to. Because writing is a creative task and I always need to fill the well of creativity that gets depleted up every time I put fingers to keyboard and write a book. And working fills that well. Leading a team, making decisions, achieving KPI's - all the things that are part of the day job, somehow fill up the space.
I once heard the expression - "Busy people get more done", and for me, that's very true.
What I love about creativity is that it comes in so many forms, art, song, dance, design, food preparation. And I'm grateful that I have many creative friends - not only authors, but talented people who pursue other ventures. I have a friend who recently painted an abstract piece for me for my living room. I have another friend who makes the most amazing desserts that truly are a work of art.
And then there's the sublime work of a dear friend on mine - The Flower Grocer.
Such a beautiful bridal bouquet.
Do you have creative friends? Or do you dabble in creative pursuits yourself?