The impulse to create is one of the greatest aspects of being human. I believe that this desire is in most of us. Unfortunately we often get too caught up in the “are we any good at it?” My feeling is - who cares. The question should be “does it feed your soul?” If not, move on to something else, but if it does, then please, keep doing it!
See everything with new eyes - the mystics having been saying this for ages. It can be a hard thing to do but it can also be worth trying. Try looking at something that is very familiar to you and see if you can see it anew. Just look and try to silence the dialogue in your head. Note the textures, the lines, the colors. It can be amazing what new eyes will be able to observe!
I have used this cartoon once before yet the message is worth repeating. I don’t think that anyone understands this quote better than new parents. Infants are a load of work but parents so love their baby’s that they don’t seem to mind as much as you might think. This is true of adults as well. No one is perfect and we understand that – we accept others that we love with all their faults and foibles. And hopefully, we apply that standard to ourselves as well.
This is a choice that we all have each morning – to let events that I have no control over run my life, or, to decide that I will be happy no matter what happens today. So, why not be happy today? Why let others decide how YOU are going to be? The result may actually irritate some people that you come in contact with, but, hey - that is their problem – not yours.