As I was once again playing catch-up on my blog reading, I read Bob of Satisfying Retirement's post "Are You A Shadow Artist". See post here.
I love a good post with "Food for Thought." I have worked in the legal field in some position - legal secretary, paralegal, office manager or billing specialist - for most of my career. The majority of my family is involved with the law in some manner, probably because my father was as lawyer and as the oldest sister I influenced the others in my job selection. (My youngest sister was a legal assistant and married an attorney; my daughter went to paralegal school and has worked at the same law firm for about 13 years; my son is going with a paralegal who he says he is going to marry [I'm not sure if he told her, but he told me.] and the grandson wants to be a police officer.)
Funny that, but the point is that I did use my work in a law office to satisfy my creative needs. In my position I was able to create - documents, solutions to problems, and friendships. There are more ways it feed my creative side that I won't bore you with. I always knew it was the right place for me and now I understand the reason. It was my creative outlet.
Did you find that in your work? I consider myself lucky and I shall write in my Gratitude Journal that I am thankful to have found my calling so early in my career and that I had so many years to enjoy it.
Maybe that is why I keep dallying with the thought of going back to work. My brain misses that creative outlet.