I had a bunch of little helicopters (read: seeds) lying around ever since I decided to be an explorer for a week. The other day I saw them and felt a sudden urge to paint them. So I took out some nail polish and doodled over them.
My point is not that it was the most amazing art I’ve ever created. My point is also not that they still worked, although turned less frequent and fell faster. My point is that the silly things we do without apparent reason tell us a lot about ourselves.
A running theme throughout my life is that I need to create things. We all have our own version of this. Maybe you make up stories. Maybe you love to move around, use your muscles or dance. Maybe you are always singing. Maybe you are the one who is always organizing crazy and silly events.
Pay attention to the stuff you do just for fun. The stuff you do just because you feel like it. The stuff that you don’t need to do, that might not even serve any function, but that you do anyway because you want to. See if you can discover a pattern. Because that pattern will give you insight in your passions and in what makes you tick.