I’ve been obsessed with listening to Elizabeth Gilbert's podcast Big Magic. If you are a creative person and have never heard it I highly recommend it, along with the book Big Magic you can find them at the following links: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/magic-lessons-ep-203-know/id1138081319?i=1000374062291&mt=2 https://www.amazon.com/Big-Magic-Creative-Living-Beyond/dp/1594634726/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1486566410&sr=1-1&keywords=big+magic I listen in the morning while I do my daily chores and yoga, They help me to stay motivated and continue moving forward with my creative dreams. While also helping me to not allow my motivation be halted by fear. I was challenged by episode 203: an interview with Keith a comedian, who desired to do one man stand up comedy. Keith has been working at providing a place for fellow comedians in his area to perform and to learn more about improve by creating a venue for to perform and take classes. He did all of this while going to school, working part time and then managing and teaching at the comedian venue/school he started. It was obvious that Kieth was good at the producing and administration, he used these skills and his desire to learn about stand up as distraction from just trying. I was struck by his story and his interview with Elizabeth and comedian Michael Ian Black. They basically told him that he needed stop making excuses and just do it. He needed to get out there and risk failing.Sign up for open mike night, test out his rep on a real audience, and if it fails change it. It was something so simple, something as a musician and an artist/writer I have heard over and over again. But because I was listening to the story through someone else’s life it was so much clearer to me. I am good at beginning things, I am good at staying persistent with those things, but often I get stuck working out the details. I believe I need to learn more before I go do it. I play the waiting game often, waiting for Important things like finishing school, finances, finding the bigger job, learning how taxes work, or more time. And Believe me the list goes on and on. As a self proclaimed life long learner the idea of being out of school seems like the most terrifying thing in the world. School gave my life purpose, while also being a goal that everyone one understood. So as I wrap up my education I’ve been pondering what I want is and what my next goal is going to be next. I realized, I know what I want and I always have. I’ve always wanted to enjoy my life and surround myself with those that I love and share beauty with others. If I could spend my life painting, writing, making music, traveling and learning people’s stories, I would be the happiest person alive. These things bring me life. I still don’t know how this will all turn out, or what kind of profession ties all of these together? All I know is that I have to keep following my instincts.