Your art matters. There’s no one else like you out there and your creative gift makes the world a better place. There are countless people out there right now who will appreciate and enjoy your art. Your work will literally make their lives more meaningful. All you have to do is find them and share your poetry, music, or art with them.
I struggled for years hiding my art. I learned from my family that my poetry or music were just some kind of disposable hobby. I didn’t even bother trying to convince them otherwise because I knew they didn’t get it. I even got to the point where I told myself that my creativity didn’t matter.
As I grew older I started to gain confidence and move away from the messages I heard growing up. I began believing in myself and my art. I took action and, over time, created several poetry blogs where I publish my own poetry as well as poems by talented poets from around the world. I built my own little world that reflects who I am deep inside; I followed my own path. You can do it too.
Your art is wonderful and amazing because it’s about you, and you’re important. The thing to remember as you pursue your art career is to ignore all the “helpful” advice and lame comments; follow your own heart and do your thing. You’re that valuable.
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