To finish, you must start.

“Every artist was first an amateur.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

I read this quote a few times.  It made me feel hopeful and exhausted at time same time.   I often doubt myself and my ability to be a great writer.  I talk myself out of things before I have even begun.  It’s really sad.

True artists… those that were born to create… they just do.  They don’t think of it, or even the result.. whether it be success or imminent failure.  They know with all their hearts and souls that it doesn’t really matter.  Their souls are compelled to create… it’s what they are here to do.  More often than not, success comes when it is not the SOLE focus or driving force.

I have a gift.  I just have to believe in myself enough, to let what is so very natural to me, flow.

To not share myself and my talent with the world is going against God.

My life has been a series of book worthy occurrences, one after another.  I know I can’t let all that I have been through be in vain.  My words could possibly even help, and or inspire someone. How awesome would that be?

Vanessa xoxo

  1. What a great post! Inspiring to an artist’s heart. I think most of us feel this way. You summarized the feeling beautifully.

  2. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment! Feels good to know I am not alone. :)

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