So I know I just posted one of my favorite quotes a few days ago, but just today I came across this one, and 1) I'm surprised how much I think it describes how I feel, and 2) I can't believe I didn't come across it earlier, because it's by van Gogh, who is my favorite painter.
"I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it."
- Vincent van Gogh
I am a self-proclaimed Jill-of-All-Trades and Mistress of None. I like to dabble in many creative things, even those that I may not talk about often (like my singing, for example, that if I ever truly wanted to pursue, I'd need a voice coach to improve my breathing and my range). I like to craft and sew and do all these things to learn how. So that I can feel like I am furthering myself and learning new things. But, I think it's part of my downfall, as well. Because, I can't seem to focus on ONE thing to excel at, to do so I can become great at it.
I sometimes wonder if I'm just undisciplined to try ONE thing, or if I fear trying that ONE thing (to be great) and failing. I know there are many out there that are better at things than I am. (But that's perhaps a whole other story....)
So ... anyway. A new favorite quote!