I came across this quote. It really spoke to me. The part of me that says "I will never be as good as..." and the part of me that says give up. I'm seeing that I am not alone in feeling inadequate, which is comforting in a way, and sad in another. I just wanted to have a real moment with you all, I struggle with it- with every amazing home, creative project, and "perfect" woman I see. Im trying very hard to change my perspective, because we all have gifts and if we stop comparing them and work together we can do some really incredible things. So I wanted to tell you that YOU are amazing, beautiful, and perfect because God created you with your unique strengths. AND you are the best as long as you are being the best you, you can be!
"Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through."
— Ira Glass
each and every one of you <3