This evening I am watching "The Next Food Network Star" on The Food Network with my wife. In this episode, the contestants are paired-up, and using an assigned ingredient each, they are required to prepare an individual dish and a collaborative dish with their partner.
It makes for some creative and interesting work. What caught my attention though, was an advertisement for the Food Network's recently launched sister network, "The Cooking Chanel". The advertisement described the new network, and ended with the phrase Stay Hungry.
As I considered those words, I found myself thinking that I was hungry to create. I haven't produced any music for a while, the only writing I am doing is this Blog, and I haven't had a chance to do any impromptu "stand up". The business of life has reared its ugly head and crowded out my time for imagination. And for now, there's not much I can do about it. So I am hungry to create.
Even as I go on my daily run (one of my favorite creative times), I find myself praying, making to-do lists, and generally solving the problems that I am dealing with at work. Yes, I am hungry to create.
Missing a meal keeps me hungry. Missing a time to be creative makes me hungry (to create). I need to find ways to maintain that hunger. I need to stay hungry.
Question: What do you do to stay hungry to create? Share your thoughts below in comments.