i think my new-found love of honesty and unbelief in keeping secrets has a lot to say about my new-found love of writing. i dont mean for this to be cheesy, but i just like looking deep into the feelings we all know we have and writing about them because it seems like other people might be afraid to. a goal of mine is to always state the obvious in a way you havent thought of before. that's what i like about writing. that's what i aim for. honesty, plain and simple, but a little surprising too.
even though i'm not a very good writer yet, i have ideas and thoughts and i like to write them down. ah, yes, that's why i have a blog...that's slowly becoming more of a diary than anything else...this sounds dumb, but when i go too long without writing something -even something little- i feel almost out of touch with myself. like i dont know what's happening inside of me. writing helps me see what's wrong and what's good and what i believe and what need to do.
everyone has their 'thing'. something that just comes naturally and that their heart is naturally drawn to. something they dont think about, they just do. where they dont realize they need it, but they do to an extent, or where they feel empty inside when they go too long without it, or in other cases like my own, they feel like they might explode because things are building up and there's not enough room inside to keep it in and you need to release those thoughts, ideas and words soon. that's how i feel about writing.
i think that everyone's good at something for a reason. if we were all good at the same things, the world would be one color and one flavor. it would be flat, not round. so embrace what you love and what you're good at. dont ever think it's stupid. dont ever let it go. who cares if it's different or if you're the first? and dont let money be the final judge. take criticism and negative opinions. always hear them, but remember that in the same way someone hates what you're doing, someone else loves it. and i dont know this from experience, but i have a feeling you dont need a four year degree and a lifetime of debt to leave a mark on this world.
so, fellow artists, leave the neuroscience to someone else and go paint those landscapes. go cook something delicious. photograph everything. write poetry. film. sew. draw. sing. discover. invent. motivate. teach and be taught. spread ideas. the world is huge and open to anything. so be brave. be a pioneer. go for it.