I’m not often moved by the words of creators – directors, musicians, orators, et. al. – enough to showcase them in an emphasized way. But below are the words of Kurt Vonnegut (1944-1971) to students at Xavier High School. The message he conveys here is one that I earnestly and wholeheartedly have struggled with. Both in the articulation and the action of. It is a searing and beautiful reminder to actively do. Do what? Whatever it is that your hands, feet, voice, mind, and vision move you to do. Do the thing that carries your heart on the wind and allows you to dance lightly through times that would see you smothered. Create for no other reason than it feeling good. Swimming in the divine pool that is creative hedonism is a worthy exploit. Because in the midst of creative process you find no remorse in lack, no guilt in excess, because the time spent enraptured in your passions is never wasted.
There is no rush. Come back to what it is YOU do so well. Measure only by your own happiness and satisfaction.