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What Happens When Your Job Is Your Creative Muse, and It Goes Away

When I quit my 9–5, I had to relearn how to find inspiration from life itself

Photo: Artur Debat/Getty Images

I have always felt summer to be particularly freeing — a holdover from childhood and blissfully long and unprogrammed summers punctuating the busy school year. Summers in New York, where I grew up, brought their own energy —…

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