In late 2014, I started gearing up for an intense 60-day fitness challenge with a trainer. (Stick me with on this one – the food talk that follows is going somewhere, I promise.) I’d been going to the gym for a couple of years and by the end of 2014 had decided that I wanted
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Okay, I hear you: you’re creative, you’ve got a great idea (or ten), and you’ve always wanted to do something with your life. You think that if you could just make it happen – write that book, launch that project, get yourself out into the world in a big way – that you would change
I’ve always compared creative projects to relationships, especially when your projects are long-term commitments, as many often are. You have days where you’re totally in love. It all feels right. It feels like it’s “the one.” And then the next day, out of nowhere, hard questions creep up: is it just a phase? Hormonal? Naive?
I used to think that if I reached a certain goal – say, publishing my first article, or my first book, or starting a band – that I would suddenly feel like I’d “made it” in some way. And of course, once you do accomplish something you’ve set out to achieve, no one can take