IF YOU'RE READING THIS, YOU ARE A GENIUS.
Deeply gifted and full of bright potential. If you aren't feeling your genius at this particular moment, let me give you a spark:
Your writing is needed - now more than ever. Your words matter. It may feel like you’re just sitting in a chair, clacking away at a laptop, but you’re changing lives. You’re offering hope where there was none. Your stories offer relief and your ideas offer wisdom and your willingness to shine a flashlight on the murkiest edges of your own humanity help us see that we are all murky - and we all have light.
We all have the key that unlocks our genius. Maybe it was buried years ago and now you need to dig for it. Maybe you tossed it into a hydrangea bush and walked away. Maybe you just need to try your key in a new door.
Spoiler alert: the key to our art is the key to ourselves, and the key to ourselves is the key to our art.
If you’re willing to pull out the demons hiding behind your rib cage and the gremlins creeping about your skull, you will find your key. It’s not always easy, it’s certainly not always fun, but I promise you - if you keep moving, keep taking care of yourself, keep creating, and keep digging into the messy bits of your life and soul - it will get fun.