I love the way creatives look when they’re fully immersed in their work.
Creative exploration is full of fun and games, at the same time it gets us out of bed in the middle of the night and in the morning. It’s love, the relationship we creatives have with our work. Just like marriage, creative pursuits take daily dedication, shifting our perspectives, hardcore commitment, and a ton of real honest conversations. But we get up and we do it over and over again. The only time we stop is- well, I honestly don’t know. The only writer I’ve followed that stopped writing was Arthur Rimbaud and he was tormented on his deathbed, so I’m gunna go ahead and keep writing.
With all that being said, seeing a creative this close to losing their sh*t, is the closest thing to love you’ll ever get to witness. They are on the brink of being one step closer to their vision, even if for them it feels like they’re taking ten steps back. It’s a whole process, this creative life. And this applies to all creatives, no matter what the medium is: writing, technology, leadership, entrepreneurship, parenting, all of the above. You look like heaven doing what you love. Keep going.
One of my most favorite mantras is
You’re doing better than you think.
Don’t forget to mind your solitude.