One thing that writing has done for me is push me outside my comfort zones. For instance an illustrators class came on my horizon, so I took it. That experience helped me become more open to taking more art classes, just because it was fun.
That is the curious thing to me about pursuing an interest. Most people have a similar story about doing or trying something they were interested. Often finding themselves extended beyond just the initial interest. Meeting people one wouldn’t have met otherwise, is just one of the perks when trying something new. Sometimes you find a whole new outlet of creativity that wasn’t there before.
It reminds me of the Dr. Seuss book, Oh, The Places You will Go. That is one book, we never out grow.