This isn’t a test for what is coming next. This life isn’t a practice run. This life your, life is real, it is happening and it matters. It makes waves in the cosmos; like a boulder or a pebble it’s wake is to be felt by the rest of the ocean we are all a part of. We are not separate from our environment, we could not exist without it, it’s flowing through us. The air that fills our world fills our lungs, the dirt pulled from the soil to make vegetables, the water that covers its depths are all a part of us. Each experience is a gift and full of its own unique adversities, this is life.
We are unique expressions of an adventure waiting to happen. Every life a trial, a tragedy a triumph, and a comedy all depending on the point of view of the watcher and the character. To choose a creative life is to challenge what is, it is bravery to look at everyone else who has a common answer to life and its problems and to say, “Naw, I think and I will do it my way.” Creative expression isn’t always a rebellion but a determination to live.
The best thing you can do with your life is to fail being the best expression of you possible. To try and try again without pretense to be who you are. To chase your unique desires that ultimately serve the rest of us. Ego is going to step in and try to get you to do more. It is going to tell you you are not doing enough, people aren’t seeing you, they don’t appreciate you. Or it will go the opposite way and tell you to give up. It will stop you from chasing your desire. The mean little voice in your head will tell you, you are nobody. Fuck that voice. You are a wave in the ocean. You are a part of the great creative experience called humanity. Your life is part of that expression. Your aim if it is true isn’t to impress others but to express your part of our lives. You can choose to be a happy artist loving the day and the chance to create another day, or you can be a sad artist who feels forgotten and alone. The persona is nurtured and created on the inside first. Be the best version of yourself, in the end that is the thing that will leave the biggest wake.
New Year’s resolutions are upon us. I have a lot leftover from this year; I think I will just prioritize them. If you set some, don’t let your ego steal your happiness, choose goals that make you come alive.