check out this great post from the Novelty Revisions blog on how one is born to make art and trained to create
I always knew I was destined for the arts.
I loved science and, eventually, ended up getting a degree in it. I’ve always been fascinated with numbers and data. But nothing drew me in and captivated me quite like music, drawing, and playing with words.
I’m not saying I was good at any of these things at a young age. I was just as terrible at all of them in the beginning as most people are. But it always felt like I just didn’t fit into any other mold. I wanted to like and be good at math, but I just couldn’t master it — and didn’t have the drive to do so.
Yet my hunger to refine my knowledge and skills as a singer, writer, and artist often consumed me like nothing else could. That need to create actually drove me to get better. I eventually targeted my focus…
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