"Here's what I'm getting at, dear ones: you do not need anybody's permission to live a creative life. Maybe you didn't receive this kind of message when you were growing up. Maybe your parents were terrified of risk in any form. Maybe your parents were obsessive-compulsive rule-followers, or maybe they were just too busy being melancholic depressives, or addicts, or abusers to ever use their imaginations towards creativity. Maybe they were afraid of what the neighbors would say. Maybe your parents weren't makers in the least. Maybe they were pure consumers. Maybe you grew up in and environment where people just sat around watching TV and waiting for stuff to happen to them. Forget about it. It doesn't matter." - @elizabeth_gilbert_writer you hold words within you that us creatives need to hear/read/live. Shout out to mom as well, thanks for never giving a shit what others thought and just making stuff. Because of you that's what I've decided to do: make stuff.