I mean, it’s not. Because I love it, and because it’s helping me to have a creative outlet. And because it simultaneously empties me out and fills me up.
But sometimes I wonder if it doesn’t make any sense, to be putting so much time into something that isn’t generating money or publicity or anything tangible.
Listening to Magic Lessons, Elizabeth Gilbert’s new podcast, has been helpful for me. Reading the words of Cheryl Strayed has been helpful for me. (See above.) Listening to anyone who is creative and who creates helps me to believe that even things that seem useless and silly can be runway work – creative work that leads to, someday, amazing flight.