Recently I’ve been posting on social media highlighting my growth as an artist from 2001 to now. I was met with praise, support, wonderment, and surprisingly (at the time) there were people lamenting about their own struggle with pushing themselves to progress their skills and create art. It was surprising because it’s a sensation I hadn’t encountered in years: the struggle to create. I’ve been in it, devoted to it, and completing pieces I was proud of for two years. In retrospect I remember the self doubt vividly. To those that are in the thick of the sensation of self doubt, that are comparing yourselves to those that have already succeeded in ways that you are pursuing, please take a moment to view this wonderful interview of Ira Glass, joined with creative visualizations of his words.