Nobody Cares

Nobody cares if I can’t do this project.

Nobody…except me. I care.

I care so much that I’m willing to put myself out there on this project. If I don’t try, I will disappoint myself. And try doesn’t mean one half-hearted attempt and then I’m done. Try means a full-throated launch into the project, giving it all that I have. And if I fail, I will know that I did the best that I could.

And knowing that, I’ve learned, is extremely freeing.

Perfection comes from the outside. I’m never reacting to my idea of perfect. I’m reacting to someone else’s. No mistakes, nothing wrong, everything technically right is perfect, maybe, but it isn’t interesting.

Interesting lies in the mistakes, the gaps, the little bits of individuality.

Kristine Kathryn Rusch