“Lack of time” is a common excuse for avoiding creative projects.
While our schedules are often scapegoats for the real problem (crippling self-doubt), it’s also true that many of us are too tired and overwhelmed most of the time to do the work that calls to us most deeply.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
In an open-concept office, in front of 50 colleagues, I burst into tears.
“I’m sorry, Trupti, I just couldn’t…” I was blubbering so hard I couldn’t even finish my sentence.
Loes Heerink graduated at a bad time. She got a Bachelor’s in Communications in 2011, when the industry in the Netherlands was tanking and senior people were losing their jobs. But, as is often the case, what looked like bad luck actually wasn’t.
“The point of doing creative work, the highest point is to do that which you love, in service of others. This is where the true joy and bliss comes from.”