I have always been creative and it feels as good even if the current art tool is watercolors, computer, or scratching a line on a rock with a pebble. My new job is a God-send, because it allows me to create beautiful things, but it also gives me opportunities to give a valuable gift to others. This satisfaction shows me that it is not only important for me to be creative, but it is also a strong motivator for my work to benefit others. So, I am on my way to my new job. It cuts into the freedom of creating according to my own whims (except on the weekends), but I enjoy the dual rewards of a stress-relieving paycheck and the fulfillment of making the world a better place.
In closing, here is a timely article I enjoyed: http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/find-job-you-love-and-youll-never-work-day-your-life/