I've always been a creative person. It feeds my soul. It calms my heart. It is cheap therapy.
I am ashamed I have let others make me feel less valuable when they criticize how much time I spend making something. I let my creative failures hide my creative triumphs. But I won't do that anymore!
I create because that is who I am. I paint, write, bake, cook, sew, and knit. I love it!