Just studying one thing & “being ourselves” was enough. I really do. I even really thought it was, once.

I thought that if I could just paint well enough, write well enough, put enough of the magic in me on the page, I would be successful. But in our world, our crafts, our gifts, our capacity for service, just aren’t enough. In order to be successful, it takes more than just being good at your craft, your soul’s calling.