It’s time to try.
You don’t even have to accomplish anything.
You just have to try.
Because you only get this one time at life.
And because, well, you never know what can happen if you give it a go.
You might find success.
You might find yourself.
And who knows – you might find both.
Get up. Create like you’re training for a marathon, methodically, day by day. Learn your tricks, find a friend, leave the dirty dishes in the sink for a while. This is your chance to become what you believe deep in your secret heart you might be. You are an artist, a guide, a prophet. You are a storyteller, a visionary, the Pied Piper himself. Do the work, learn the skills, and make art, because of what the act of creation will create in you.
–Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet
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