Bonus Meditation: What to Expect When Your Career Takes a Creative Detour

Hi, it’s Mary Kate again from “You, Me, & Ennui.” Thanks for listening to my conversation with Catherine Rains about the intersection of creativity and career. I hope it inspires you to think more deeply about what your creative outlet could be (if you don’t already have one), or maybe discover creative opportunities in your day-to-day work! 

If you’re looking for more ways to relate our conversation to your life, we’re back with another “bonus meditation” that will offer you some questions to reflect on… some might apply to you, some might not, and that’s OK! I’ll pause briefly between each question, but if you need more time, just hit the pause button and take as long as you need. So, find a comfortable position with your feet on the floor and close your eyes.

What activities or hobbies have you found yourself consistently drawn to throughout your life, even if they seem unrelated? Or have they changed over time as you’ve gotten older?

Do you integrate your hobbies and interests into your work? Or are you happy to keep work and personal interests separate?

If you’re feeling like you haven’t found your “passion” or creative outlet yet, think back to a time when you did something simply “for fun.” What was it? Is it something you can revisit in a fulfilling way?

Who are the people in your life who support and encourage you to follow your passions? How can you surround yourself with a supportive community that will help you stay motivated and focused?

Thanks again for spending time with me. I’ll be with you next time on “You, Me, & Ennui.”

Music credit:

Purple LoFi Chill Beats – Reverse