Is your creative spirit feeling more anchored than liberated?
Do an inventory. Notice the difference between "I should keep this" and "I can use this."
You are not obligated to what you have or what you know.
You are not obligated to 10 year-old, dusty art supplies. You are not obligated to a class or a degree or a job from way back when.
A creative life is an ongoing experiment. You will try new things. You will learn new skills.
You will invest in possibilities, and not all of those possibilities are keepers.
Creativity, in a way, is a willingness to let go of what you cling to and what you're sure you know.
The things and ideas you hold on to out of obligation are burdens, and you pay a mental tax on those burdens. Letting them go relieves you of that tax, and it opens up space for future possibility -- for what you haven't discovered yet.
It's the difference between dead weight and a toolbox, between a junk closet and a resource library.
Ditch the obligation burden to expand the mental space for your creative practice.
Maybe what your creative spirit really needs is simply breathing room.
Hear me say these words out loud: