I had a wonderful conversation yesterday with Brooke of Urban Bazaar and Rockstar Jewelry regarding defining success. What started as a quick call from Brooke to check on me turned into an hour long conversation about Creatives. We as Creatives are feeling a lot of the pain in this economy however we are under an obligation because we were given a gift to continue to honor our dream. If it means buying your supplies in smaller quantities, okay. If it means doing 3 shows instead of 10, okay. But what you shouldn't do is give up. You see sometimes you have to adjust your vision but still keep the dream alive no matter what. You were given a gift for a reason I believe everybody has their something and what I create is my something. It has to be because I cannot stop it I have so many journals filled with scents, designs, plans they are everywhere. I guess what I am saying this morning is this...
Don't Quit Poem
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest! if you must; but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up, though the pace seems slow;
You might succeed with another blow.
Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor's cup.
And he learned too late, when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out;
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit;
It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit.