In the past couple of weeks, I have been finding time to finally enjoy other mediums or art and creativity. I know, I know. We all have 24 hours and it's what we make of them, so really I should have found the time before but perhaps, like many others, I was caught up in the rat race to the top. Trying to do everything and all, but end up losing myself a bit and consequently, losing out on time I could have spent developing (and enjoying) creativity in other areas of life.
Obviously, writing is one of them. And, I will always wish I could have done more, I still have really enjoyed this time in isolation to focus a bit more on the art of words. It kind of makes me wish I had taken a journalism degree (although, I am not regretting my choice of degree at all), I just wish I had this one in addition. You say it's never too late to learn but it costs a small fortune so I think I will pass. At least, for now.
Instead, I have been rekindling my love for creating things out of nothing (or, out of yarn to be more precise. I used to do crochet in my last year of university or so, and I went as far as opening a small Etsy shop but it was a big commitment and I wasn't ready for it at the time. But, now I get to enjoy this hobby with no expectations, no pressures, just because I want to and because it is a very soothing and almost meditative process. This is my first creation after getting back on it and I am very happy with it. There's something very special about making things with your hands. Sometimes it doesn't come out how we want it or how the tutorial is showing it, but we either pick a new project or try again. I had two goes at this - in the first one I accidentally missed something along the way and instead of having a nice V shape, I ended up with something misshapen and more like a rectangle.
It's a nice feeling that as a creative person you can enjoy other mediums - you don't have to be great at it, you don't have to make money off of it, you can simply put something interesting on your Netflix and enjoy creating because you can.