All of my friends have been filmmakers, small press editors, writers and artists. Myself, I've done everything from writing books to building robots to manufacturing model kits in my basement. For me, the creative urge is as important as breathing.
And then one day I went onto a singles BBS (BBSes were a sort of pre internet online forum where you could chat).
One of the first things I would ask anyone on there was how they expressed themselves creatively. And, well, most of them didn't. They worked during the day, watched TV at night, and went to bars on weekends. Thi was a bit of culture shock for me. in fact, up to that point I didn't think such a thing was possible.
To say the least, I gave up on that venue for meeting people.
I'm kind of curious as to how many of you have gone through something similar.