I need some creativity in my life.
I have several craftsy hobbies, but I also have a 2-year-old who wants to meddle (steal my stuff) every time I break out the supplies. So that’s out. I’ve not had a design job in close to a year, so that’s out, too. And I don’t have time (or a project, really) to design for me. So my creative outlet has been toddler-safe items like crayons and Play-Doh.
It helps, but it’s not enough. I edit science and medicine for 10 hours a day. I need ART, dammit.
So I signed up for a class. In what, I am not sure. It came up on my latest meetups email, and I said “Why not?” Something called Zentangles. I dunno. At this point, I’m willing to try almost anything.
Because I also need friends. I really, REALLY suck at making friends. I’m more awkward than Sheldon, highly introverted, slightly antisocial, and have roughly 90 seconds of free time per day. Even if I manage to hold a conversation, someone has to really work to get on my radar. But lately the only people I talk to without an internet connection are related to me. I’m not sure that’s healthy.
We’ll see how it goes.