"Get up. Create like you're training for a marathon, methodically, day by day. Learn your tricks. Find a friend, leave the dirty dishes in the sink for a little while. This is your chance to become what you believe deep inside your secret heart you might be. You are an artist, a guide, a prophet. You are a storyteller, a visionary, the Pied Piper himself. Do the work, learn the skills, and make the art, because of what the act of creation will create in you."

Bittersweet, Shauna Niequist