I do my best creative work when I'm under the gun. I’m in my zone when I’ve waited and procrastinated to the point that I get really nervous.
It’s just the way I work. I try and try to plan and be prepared in advance, but no matter what I do, it’s my last minute changes and ideas that feel the best—the most authentic to me.
I figured out today that it’s my nervous energy that feeds creativity. It’s hungry. It’s ravenous for honesty and a sense of urgency. When I’m writing or choreographing at the last minute, I stop caring, questioning, or analyzing what anyone else is gonna think, and I just FLOW.
To me, creativity is about freedom, and I’m the most free when I know I have to work right now, feel right now, and improvise right now with the tools I have.
It’s scary. But, I trust that my fear will always lead me down the right path.