For the longest time I obsessed over working nonstop on every project I had in front of me. Whenever I would go hang out with friends or read, or play games I would stress out. Like really stress out. All I would be able to think about was all the work I wasn't doing. It made my life a lot harder than it needed to be and let me miss out on a lot of good times that I should have enjoyed more.
There was another added drawback. It became harder and harder for me to come out with story ideas. The problem was I was burning through all the ideas I had. I needed new experiences in order to continue being creative. I started going out with friends and attempted to live in the moment. As I did so, I started to overflow with ideas again. It was a reawakening for me. Sometimes in order to create you have to take a step back and have fun. It's a hard lesson, but one I needed to learn.
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