I just want to say thank you!
I am middle aged, and have lived my entire life in the visual art world, but never expressed myself with words… well, at least not outside of my private journal (that is heavily guarded by the Men in Black).
For the last two years, I have been wanting to fire the internal body guards and expose the side of me that most people, including family, don’t even know about.
I found Medium about two months ago, and fell in love reading all the unique thoughts and feelings being expressed here. But still didn’t think my experience (not a professional writer) or opinion (not certified expert in anything) were worthy of posting. (In fact, this comment is my first brave move)
I, sadly, convinced myself that I do not have enough credentials.
Your words hit home. With creating art, not all my pieces are winners, but it never stopped me from trying harder on the next project. Thank you again!