I live to create, whether I’m making stories or paintings or various other types of projects. For me the act of creation is vital to life. Without it I lack energy, motivation, and find it very hard to be happy. But sometimes I push myself too hard and that’s when burnout threatens.
Wonderful Mediocrity I love setting goals. Don’t get me wrong; nice, fluffy, feel-good goals like: “someday I’ll try oil painting” or “someday I’ll get a book published.” But goals like that aren’t helpful. They do little more than convince me I’m going somewhere without giving me the means[…]