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  • Writer's pictureLizzy Mulderrig

Just Get Started.

It took me a while to actually refer to myself as "a creative." I saw creative entrepreneurs, whether they were friends or strangers on various social media platforms, creating incredible content that I constantly compared to my own. They were lightyears ahead of me, raking in the likes, follows, and attention that I was not getting. They were creating art that, in my mind, blew my own work away. These people had passion and styles they were committed to, and well, I feel I haven't solidified my style or found out who I am yet - so how dare I consider myself a creative?

"Don't wait until you know who you are to get started."

This is one of my favorite lessons from Steal Like an Artist, by Austin Kleon. I love this point because it goes against what almost all of my teachers and mentors have told me throughout my life. You know the sayings I'm talkin' about: "find your passion and follow it," "just do what your passionate about," and some other B.S. that implies everyone should have arrived at their destination on the path of self discovery and should simply proceed accordingly.

I try to be comfortable with the fact that I have no idea who I am yet, because I will find out more about myself the more I create. I also believe "the path to self discovery" is absolute nonsense and that everyone is constantly adapting and evolving into a more rad version of themselves daily.

So am I a blogger? Is this a website worth visiting? Am I an artist worth paying attention to? I don't know yet.

But I'm just getting started.

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