We find our lives in creative things by experimenting and finding a happy place that we call our own.
Just as I don’t believe I’m the person who goes to a day job and slings drinks for tourists on the Vegas strip. I’m the person who stays up late writing words on the page for me.
I was listening to a song the other day, “Wild Again” by Starship. It’s on the Cocktail soundtrack.
But the lyrics in the song struck me, “Is this life I’m living mine?”
The life I’m living is that of the person slinging drinks for tourists because it pays the bills. But what if I start living like the writer I am. If when I meet someone and they ask me, “What do you do?” and instead of saying, “I’m a bartender at a Strip Hotel”, I answer the question with, “I’m a writer.”
I’ve read the once you start calling yourself a writer, others will see you as a writer.
I’ve always thought of myself as a writer, but it was the little things I neglected about being a writer.
Saying your something, but not following what that “something” is are two different things.
Believing you’re something you’re not, at least that you’re not giving your life to. That is where the divisions lays.
You need to believe wholeheartedly that you’re this person, or do like Neil Gaiman says, “Act like a person that would be able to do that thing.”
I like Neil’s idea, and in believing you’re a person that would do something the other person wouldn’t do, for me it would be being the writer and not the person who works the day job.
For you it could be, Being the artist not the College Student, or being the actor not the Single Mom.
Each of us are different in our lives, that’s what makes us unique and it’s also what makes us who we are.
Be the Person you are supposed to be and ignore the person you have to tolerate in order to be that person on a permanent basis.