I will tell you that your work is bigger than your job.
I will tell you not to compare yourself to others.
I will tell you that what you have to create is your own and no one elses.
I will tell you to find kindness for where you have been— even if it’s not where you wished to go.
I will ask you to find places of impact and meaning.
I will ask you to tell your stories. I will challenge you to think about your work and your desire.
I will tell you that you have something great to create.
I will ask you to find the right people to support you along the way.
I will try to help you choose what to do next.
I will show you what’s been helpful for me to read.
I will help you pay attention to the stories you tell yourself and the words that you use.
I will ask you to make your art and to share it with the world.
I will do my best to help you stretch beyond your comfort zone.
I will help you let go of places that need to be let go of.
I will help you make plans and deal with fear and anxiety.
I will do my best to inspire you to dream big dreams and to courageously pursue them.
But there’s one thing that I cannot and will not do…