Ready for honesty? During creative highs, life is fantastic. Words fly onto the page, basically writing themselves. This experience is like going hiking for me. It’s like driving up the mountain with a car full of friends, ready for adventure. You have a good time appreciating the trails, the trees, the water, the sky, the snow. On the creative high, you enjoy the feedback, the motivation, the hundreds of little red hearts you receive. It’s great, just like the hike. Then you realize that you’ve reached the peak, and you can rest, take a breather, and sit there in awe. That’s what point I’m at right now. I’m fighting the idea that I’ll have to leave eventually, feeling almost obligated to deliver something powerful and big in every instance. Don’t get stuck, don’t remain idle. Getting comfortable with a lifestyle that’s not true to who you are can be dangerous. You lose yourself by always pretending that you’re at the top of the world. Be honest with yourself! I’ve recently come to the ideas that I shouldn’t force myself to stay when I know there’s more out there that remains unseen. The way down the mountain is coming soon, but I’m so excited about the many more peaks I’ve yet to reach!