may the bridges I burn light my way

the rants and rambles of a frustrated creative
...normal people scare me
(Oh, and bridge burning is a metaphor...)
Why I Burn Bridges

Why #1 - To make peace with my past so it won't disturb my present.

Nothing seems worth holding on to really. Learn and move on. Experience everything fresh - in the moment. I've been pretty restless most of my life. Never really happy with now. 'What else?' has always been my mantra. Much later I found out the cause.


"Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun." – Mary Lou Cook

The life of a frustrated creative is a curious one. On the one hand you are never satisfied and on the other you know that literally anything can happen.

* Google it - your'e going to like it.
I draw stuff...
...because it's the quickest way I know to explain myself
I photograph stuff...
...because it's the best way I know to chill out - and about
Turns out being creative carries a heavy tax.

Solitariness, obsession, randomness, frustration and impatience. That goes right alongside passion, curiosity and incredible fatigue. Being wrong in a very beautiful - very meaningful way. I need the solitary.

"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong." – Joseph Chilton Pierce

"Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different…" - C.S. Lewis
Why #2
Because what other people think of me is none of my business.

It was a liberating moment - maybe 15 years ago now. I try to turn others onto the concept - occasionally. But it's hard work.

Why #3
Time heals everything - it gives me time.

I prove this 'why' to myself each and every day. Just leave it and let it take its course whatever it is. I no longer waste my life carrying the pain or stress around. Try it.
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