It’s fine to have a job to pay the bills, but don’t let too much crowd out your creativity. It’s OK to spend time on creative stuff because it feeds your soul. You don’t need to justify it. Sometimes we have to weigh up where our time goes and let other things slide. You could have a perfect house but feel wretched because you’re not doing your creative stuff. Alternatively you can prioritise little windows of time for your own work and just take longer to get around to the other stuff. It’s always a juggling act. The more we work our creative muscle, the strong it becomes. I’m glad you found the article useful. Thanks

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