Are you familiar with Steven Pressfield? If not, stop reading this and get yourself a copy of The War of Art.
It might be the best book ever written about being an artist. I’ve read my copy at least five times. It’s that good.
I also recommend his latest book, The Artist’s Journey.
Both books helped me understand my place in the world. A place that is fragile and full of obstacles but navigable with the right mental tools.
Pressfield’s lessons have allowed me to see myself a bit like this snail.
I’m on a slow-paced journey, carrying everything I need on my back as a self-contained creator.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer specializing in creating environmental on-location portraits and corporate photo libraries for blue chip companies.