Unadventure as creation, Part 2
I was thinking about this article again and about Brian Eno. He lives a routine, unadventurous life at home so that when work time comes, he can go wild with creativity in the studio. In the words of Gustave Flaubert, “Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.”
Then I realized that the opposite could be true as well. If you’re currently in a job you don’t like (maybe to pay off some debt, maybe you haven’t found your thing yet), make it as routine and orderly as you can so you can be creative in your off hours. Not that you won’t do a good job, but saving your emotional and creative energy for projects outside of work will give perspective to how to use time.
In those free hours of your day, make things. Write. Paint. Start a business. Find people that inspire you. Brainstorm.
The key is to believe that eventually you could be doing something you love and believe in.