“It doesn’t matter if you’re a model maker, a potter, a dancer, a programmer, a writer, a political activist, a teacher, a musician, a milliner, whatever. It’s all the same. Making is making, and none of it is failure.”
Adam Savage, Every Tool's A Hammer: Life Is What You Make It
I don't know the exact cause or the specific thing that made these changes a priority.
It is likely a culmination of things. A bunch of small pieces, perhaps insignificant on their own, that started the avalanche of creativity. Because that's what changed: the desire to create with the strength to finally do it. The want and need has always been there, lurking, but the catalyst was missing.
And I know why it was missing. But I couldn't fix it. I didn't know how.