I choose not to quit

THOSE WHO WOULD MAKE ART might well begin by reflecting on the fate of those who preceded them: most who began, quit.

Bayles, David; Orland, Ted. Art & Fear

I began this year with the intention of writing here everyday and for 6 months or so, I found it easy.

And then, life got in the way.

In my case, it’s not bad news. I took some time off to travel in the COVID dip in June/July and got to see family and friends that I hadn’t seen in a year or more. And, I started getting interesting projects with deadlines and expectations. I don’t think it should have totally derailed me, but it did.

But, I’ve come back to some kind of equilibrium now. Or maybe it’s just the normal ebbs and flows of energy. I pride myself on having discipline and not needing motivation, but that only works most of the time. Not all of the time.

In any case, I choose not to quit.