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As a self-described chronic creator, I find myself producing incessantly. Last year I phased out of client work (after taking on way too many commissioned projects) only to load myself up with even more self-initiated ones. I’ve been working overtime towards a certain goal I have in mind for the past 6 months with the full intent to take it easy after I achieve it. However, a friend asked me a question the other week that gave me pause. He said, “Do you think you’re even capable of taking it easy?”

The profundity struck me. Was I really able to scale back? Am I really psyching myself out to think I could slow down? Or am I addicted to the busyness?

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