I have been working part time for the last 6 weeks in community outreach. It is a pretty good fit for me and ticks alot of boxes.
One box the work doesn't tick, however, is creativity :-)
Happily, I've needed to tweak my lifestyle a little to ensure that my needs for creativity and self expression are met.
It has definitely been a process of adjustment, though I feel like I am now smoothing out the creases, including the addition of early nights :-)
Interestingly enough, the desire to create is amping up, not slowing down, whether it be drawing or photography or music or something else, despite potentially having less time or energy for it around family and work commitments.
Perhaps it is partly the desire to create and also the desire for quiet time? :-) It certainly feels like self care to me.
Regardless, this is my latest piece, I really like it!