CREATIVE LEECH BY JACK VITOU
It’s always there. Constantly pestering me, annoying me, never wanting to let go. It’s on me when I am in class. It’s on me when I’m asleep.
My creative leech is becoming a part of me that I cannot get rid of. With anything that I do, my leech is there telling me to strive for something better, dig a little deeper, and find the second right answer.
It constantly itches at me to discover new things about myself, my daily life, and the world around me. It will eat away at me until I have given it the proper attention and focus. My leech has been getting bigger and stronger this past year and it only continues to pester me harder, and push me into a new area of discovery.
My creative leech has become ingrained in my mind, my heart, and my personality. It can drive me insane at times, but through this insanity I have been able to distinguish the average from the outstanding. It leads me off the beaten path and into a new and unorthodox mindset.
I used to fight this leech and try to push it away. But I am starting to accept this leech, and encourage this leech to pester me so that I can create better ideas, better habits, and most of all, a better me.