Because I’ve gotten a number of private comments from people disappointed with what they have to show for their efforts, ready to throw in the towel, I thought I’d re-post something I’d put up in 2016 and think is still relevant today.
Is this all there is?
Yes. For now.
The thing is most people are afraid to step out, to take a chance beyond their established identity.
Remember when you were a kid and you said I want to be a ballerina, a skydiver and a teacher?
You didn’t? That’s okay. You still can.
You can be many things. Maybe not all at once but you have a lifetime to discover all that you can do.
My latest non-fiction title, 10 Things to Forget: to be Creatively Free was a blast to write. On this blog, I’ve been writing on topics that didn’t make it into the book. You can read the other posts here.
Forget The Guilt Trip
Guilt is cancer. Guilt will confine you, torture you, destroy you as an artist.
It’s a black wall. It’s a thief