From the time I was a toddler, when adults asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I knew my answer: artist. And over the years that answer expanded: artist and writer.
Creativity surged from my heart to my fingertips. But as I got older, doubts grew. My drawing wasn’t good enough, I couldn’t figure out oil paint, plotting stories was challenging, and I haven’t lived or researched enough to write a convincing story.
I fight against myself, my type Five inclinations. Because I want to understand the world and recreate it with words and color, but I never feel ready.
Written & spoken by Kate Schell
Music by Podington Bear