Creative energy is vital for a fulfilling life. But, if we aren’t careful, our environment can chip away at it more and more until we’ve got nothing left in the tank. It is a miserable way to live. This is a cautionary tale about my first real experience of having my creative energy drained daily. It impacted me so much that when I detect creativity drainers creeping into my life, I work to mitigate them immediately, and I hope you will, too.