Do you feel guilty when you’re not creating? I know I do. I have a hard time not making things.
I had a weekend recently and it was the first true weekend I had in months. I didn’t have anything planned. It was incredible. I caught up on my reading list, I watched some videos, conference talks, a documentary even(!), and learned a ton. It was very relaxing.
But it also felt very weird. I usually don’t go that long with making something. I still felt that itch—that drive to create.
I see the chronic creator situation as a plus. Sure, it can be considered a curse, but look at the alternative: chronic consumer. Most people consume. Few people produce (which is why you’re not a small fish in a big pond).