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[Art] can reveal things about yourself that others may find appalling, weird, boring, or stupid.

Jerry Saltz, How to be an Artist

In restarting a writing process, I feel embarrassed, appalling, weird, boring, and stupid on nearly a daily basis.

When I do stand-up, I feel the same.

Ditto for when I try something new or go back to something I started that I liked at the time but feels off now. Or maybe I still love it and it’s just weird?

I’ve been thinking a lot about my desire to live an artist’s life. Who the hell do I think I am? I’m just a middle-aged woman who is tired of who she has been and who she is now?

I desperately want to be good at something.

Start thinking about creating.

Jerry Saltz, How to be an Artist

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