Writing is something that I started to do only about two years ago. I was told by a harsh but well-meaning person (who is mostly a friend) that I needed a hobby - a creative outlet. I tried a few typical hoppy-ish activities and found that, among other things, I truly suck at painting, knitting and baking.
Writing, as it turns out, I enjoy immensely. It came a little more naturally to me then attempting to tie knots with pointy sticks and I found far more therapy in generating concepts, plots and characters than I had in producing pastries and (forcefully) jetting colorful splotches of paint (mostly) on canvas. But, my writing still needs work. I'm creative, but sloppy (Mechanics? Blech!), and hope that with practice and some peer critique it will eventually come together for me.