Sometimes, when you’ve been broken in a certain way, it’s impossible to ever put yourself out there again like you had before. Because you got hurt by the one boy you let your walls down for. And once you’ve got that hole in your heart, it will never be brand new again.
Pursuing a creative path in life, be it in the name of fashion, writing, music, performance or art, is never easy. We’re told as we grow up that it will be difficult. Often, it is gently suggested that perhaps we should consider a more conservative career, that passion should take a back seat to practicality and that dreams can only come true in the mind of an optimistic child who doesn’t have bills to pay.
Yet we stubbornly refuse to give up on the idea of possibility and continue to juggle ways of keeping our creativity very much alive. Anyone trying to “make it” in a creative field knows first hand that it is like nothing we could have ever imagined and that yes, indeed, there is inevitable heartache, frustration and self-doubt along the way. Hard as we try to keep the faith strong and the motivation alive at all times,alas,there are those days when the clouds are just a little grey.