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The Creative Fight: Create Your Best Work and Live the Life You Imagine by Chris Orwig

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Chapter Thirteen. The Creative Flow

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Getting a part-time teaching job at a world-class photography school was a dream come true. I couldn’t have imagined a better career shift. So I threw myself into the work and followed W. B. Yeats’s advice, “Education isn’t filling a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” For twelve years my job was to ignite, empower, and help aspiring photographers achieve their dreams. Yet the path to becoming a photographer isn’t easy, so the difficulty of my classes and our program reflected the challenge ahead. Not every student graduated; fewer went on to thrive. Those who found success did so in an impressive way—it was ...

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