Settle in and get comfortable with your self expression.
You are on a path and you know it by the way it makes you feel when you take time out of your day to day drudge* to create something. It might be any form of self expression: painting, writing, teaching, being a mom, dining out with a group of friends, reading stories to children at your local library or any number of other activities. There are many creative paths your life can journey. Don’t let anyone or anything get in your way – it is your path. And if it brings you (and others) joy, it is your dharma.
An artist, graphic designer, ardent fan of crafting as a form of meditation, a mother of three amazing children and, like you, best used before the expiration date. I worked as a full time graphic designer for many years (yes, before computers) and now enjoy producing graphics much faster than back then. I taught art and graphic design for several years at an inner city high school and I
think am sure I learned as much from my students as they did from me. There is nothing quite like sharing your knowledge with a receptive audience.
*anything other people think you should be doing