Does Anxiety Afflict the Creative?

November 3, 2014 4:41 PM

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Does Anxiety Afflict the Creative?

My whole life I struggled with the battle between desire and practicality. I've always been a free spirit who didn't want to be caged, who yearned to spread her creative wings, yet I felt pressure from the world around me that I needed to clip my wings in order to abide by societal ideas of how I was supposed to live my life.

I remember as a kid sitting on a giant pink stone on our lawn, watching rain clouds loom overheard, and being swept up in my own daydreams as I smelled the impending rain in the air. I remember taking strolls in my grassy yard back and forth as I sang to myself. I remember collecting rocks and imagi...

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