Yesterday, I quoted US writer, educator, artist, brand consultant, and radio host, Debbie Millman more fully—but I think what most resonated with me was the part of the quote that concluded: “…don’t waste time. Start now.”
When speaking about writing, I often quote Hippocrates, to the effect that “life is short but the art long”, so one should indeed, “start now.”
It’s easy to have one’s energy dissipated into the distractions of degrees, careers, etc. but if the muse is calling, then I believe a lifetime is too short a time to allow—or, in fact, to have at one’s disposal—to respond to that call.
Interestingly, bestselling US author, Laini Taylor, also talked about “not waiting” and “starting now” in the Supernaturally event at the WORDChristchurch writers and readers’ festival in September—so clearly this is something that more than one serious artist experiences/feels.
So if you, too, feel the desire to write or pursue any artistic—or other—endeavour:
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it. Begin it now.” — Goethe.