“Afraid is a country where they issue us passports at birth and hope we never seek citizenship in any other country. The face of afraid keeps changing constantly, and I can count on that change.
Audre Lorde, 18 February 1984 diary entry, A Burst of Light and Other Essays, via Brainpickings
Uncertainty is a certainty of life.
Uncertainty is a certainty of art.
Being afraid to try, being afraid of failure, being afraid of letting ourselves down is so much easier than hoping for success, hoping for discovery, hoping to enjoy the process of learning. Choose hope over fear, and find like-minded people rather than naysayers.