To my Fellow Amateurs: Fight Your Way Through.

Via on Jan 27, 2013

There is a gap between what we dream of doing and what we are doing.

It’s going to take time and a lot of hard work to bridge those two things. We love what we do, but as a friend reminded me recently, we can’t schedule creativity. It comes when it wants to and we piece it together with equal parts love, sweat, tears and that magical electricity we pass around to each other called passion.

I have read this before, but saw it again today and thought to share it.

Don’t despair when success isn’t immediate.

It’s going to take time, and then at the right time and the right place after all of our hard work—things will come together.

You’ve just gotta fight your way through:


~ Ira Glass


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Kate Bartolotta is the strongest girl in the world. She is the love child of a pirate and a roller derby queen. She hails from the second star to the right. Her love of words is boundless, but she knows that many of life’s best moments are completely untranslatable. When she is not writing, you may find her practicing yoga, devouring a book, playing with her children, planting dandelions, or dancing barefoot with her heart on her sleeve. She is madly in love with life and does not know how this story ends; she’s making it up as she goes. Kate is the owner and editor-in-chief of Be You Media Group. She also writes for The Huffington Post, elephant journal, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, Yoganonymous, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. She facilitates writing workshops and retreats throughout North America. Heart Medicine, Kate's book on writing, is now available on You can follow Kate on Facebook and Twitter


3 Responses to “To my Fellow Amateurs: Fight Your Way Through.”

  1. edieyoga says:

    Again. lovely…as I tell my fellow writers: you gotta write a lot of Sh*t sometimes to find the pearls…they are in all of us….I pride myself in my tenacity….not that it does not get in the way….but fair warning. I won't go away.

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