Studying to make up
For lost time
Against the same old
Same old rhymes.
Loop it again
And believe in
I’ve had school flashbacks, as I attempt to study art. And the flashbacks are not pleasant. This time, can I interpret those messages differently? Beg to differ? Or, better yet, understand that difficulty is the path to learning. I believe in Carol Dweck’s research on mindsets. I believe I can choose a growth mindset and become something I don’t think I can become just by hard work. If others don’t agree, it doesn’t really matter. It’s still a better way to live than disappearing into perfectionism. The teacher’s perspective is just one of many, many possibilities. It’s the student’s job to choose her path.
So, I gather my fortitude and begin again…
Focusing on some inspiring artists who clearly see the work before them and immerse themselves in it.