Reblogged from Behind the Story:
I run into people at writers’ conferences all the time who say they’ve wanted to be a writer for as long as they can remember. And I think that must be a wonderful thing. They have a lifetime to work on the one thing they care about.
On the other hand, in this century we talk a lot about reinventing ourselves, changing careers, learning new things. And that, too, is an attractive prospect: to open our arms wide and taste all that life has to offer. I tend more toward the dilettante’s way of life, but I can’t help but admire someone who devotes her entire life to one thing. Georgia O’Keeffe was one of those people.
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