Thursday, February 21, 2013

Inspiration from Ira Glass

Sometimes I'm discouraged that I'll never be able to produce anything as spectacular what I envision in my head. Do you ever feel that way? It's so easy to compare ourselves to others who appear to be more successful or more talented, or who have better homes. I read other blogs and scan images on Pinterest to be inspired, but occasionally I end up feeling "not good enough" instead.

I came across this quote by American public radio personality Ira Glass today, and it seemed to pertinent to my mental struggles that I thought you might like to read it too.

I guess I'm still in that gap, the phase where I need to get projects completed in order to work through my creative evolution. Thank you, Ira Glass, for letting me know that eventually "[my] work will be as good as [my] ambitions." I'll keep fighting my way through!

How do you fight through those restless thoughts?



  1. A very kind gift to pass on. I have to remind myself that drops in the bucket fill the bucket up. I started my blog and figured eventually the quantity of posts would have made me a better writer by having to practice. And that I would only become a blogger(insert your creative outlet here) by just doing it day after day even when I didn't feel like it. I'm not a queen yet but I am proud of my cumulative effort and my authentic voice. I'd say the same about your efforts as well Hollie.

    1. I like that saying ... that drops in the bucket fill the bucket up. Hadn't heard that before.

  2. Yes yes yes me too! I love this and thank you for posting it!

  3. Love it. And totally 'get it' too. It's so easy to compare ourselves to others and so hard not to... and find we don't measure up. I think with the internet, the bar keeps getting raised and perhaps that's not a bad thing because it just makes me want to try harder, to get better. I blame my budget pretty often but even if I had an unlimited budget, would I acheive something so much better? No idea. But it's practice, practice, practice and getting it wrong that makes us better in the end. I also think you're a lot better than you probably think ;) xxx


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