Being someone’s employee does not guarantee that you’ll be all set for years. It only means that you’re putting your faith in someone else’s hands and choosing to work on their goals instead of on your own.
If you ever feel even the slightest spark of creativity in you, be it wanting to paint, finding excuses to skip work and go take photos in the park or putting together blog posts on neighborhood gossip (remember to change the names!), ignite that spark into a fire. And feed that fire voraciously.