Writing can be a lonely endeavor. But it is also a rewarding and satisfying one. I appreciate connecting with my readers. I love conducting research into something I don't know much about.
However, even as much as I love writing, it can sometimes seem less than the ideal career choice. Add freelance in front of writer and you might as well also write "not-the-most-secure" in front of career. Sometimes a writer might become discouraged.
As I revised for the umpteenth time one of my articles and had a few conversations with one of my editors, I wondered what would I do if I lost my passion for writing? How would I cope with losing that excitement I have for writing?
During a creativity coaching session, it came to me. As I spoke with another creative soul slogging the creative minefields, her voice registered little excitement about her pursuit. What I suggested for her, I think I would prescribe for myself to rejuvenate any flagging creative spirit.
I would take a class in anything. I would explore a craft or hobby or art that I've had a sneaking desire to do. Pottery? Watercolors? Oil painting? Sketching? Calligraphy? Yes to all.
What might you do to regain a lost passion for your writing or other art?
Elizabeth King Humphrey is a writer and a certified Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach. She writes about motherhood at Coastal Carolina Moms and creativity at TheWriteElizabeth. She hopes one day to have enough money and time (and energy) to pursue any and all creative pursuits to keep all sorts of passions alive.