A creative life is not linear.
It has twists and turns.
But that doesn’t mean those pieces and experiences don’t come back around.
In my twenties, I worked as a computer scientist for two Fortune 500 companies.
At the age of 27, I broke my back in a head-on collision on the highway and was given less than 5% chance of walking again.
After a year of recovery, I entered the PhD program at the University of Chicago to study adult learning.
While there, I co-authored an article and two book chapters with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and received an award for my research.
When I finished the PhD, I moved to the backwoods of Montana to hang out with a bunch of hippies. (By the way, I wouldn’t trade those years for anything.)
The Spanish word aprovechar means to make good use of whatever you have at your disposal.
That’s what we do when we’re creative.
Don’t worry about switching directions. The creative process uses EVERYTHING. 🙌🏻
When have YOU switched directions?