does a gardener only water their flowers after they've bloomed? does a farmer only tend to their crops once they've shown fruit?
so why do you believe you should only write once you've got something to say? why do you only draw once you've got an idea?
if you really want to grow your craft, tend to it faithfully, and not just when you've got the inspiration or motivation to do so.
just as a flower only grows after it's been watered, the words you want to say will arrive after you start writing, the idea will arrive after you start drawing—inspiration will arrive after you start working.
"There is not really any ‘good’ and ‘bad’ in Buddhism; there are just actions that bring us greater happiness and those that bring us greater pain. To live skilfully, therefore, is to live in harmony with these principles." - Peter Morell
The most anti-capitalist protest is to care for another and to care for yourself. To take on the historically feminized and therefore invisible practice of nursing, nurturing, caring. To take seriously each other’s vulnerability and fragility and precarity, and to support it, honor it, empower it. To protect each other, to enact and practice community. A radical kinship, an interdependent sociality, a politics of care.
“If a person’s behavior doesn’t make sense to you,” they write, “it is because you are missing a part of their context. It’s that simple.”
To overcome imposter syndrome, have confidence in your depth of curiosity rather than your expertise.