The “Art” of Being You – do you ever feel like you don’t measure up?

There are so many artists I admire, whose work I drool over and long to possess but, sometimes while appreciating their work, I feel insecure… ย This feeling was especially acute in art school where I was surrounded by immense talent on every side – I never felt like I measured up.

Over the years I have learned that this insecurity only serves to squash all forms of personal creativity. And although it’s sometimes hard to suppress and ignore I force myself to push through. I keep creating and producing, not because I need to do better ย or be better but because I love it. ย I love it and it is me.

So I say SING if you love it, play an instrument if you love it, draw if you love it, run if you love it, organize if you love it, garden if you love it, or crunch numbers if you love it and forget about measuring up to anything ย or anyone, even your own expectations.

Be you.