Don’t Just Dream It — Do It

4 min readNov 4, 2019
image: Rachel Gorjestani for Unsplash

To create is to do.

It’s to have the idea for a story and then actually write it. It’s to have a vision of a painting and then actually paint it. You can’t just wish art into existence; you have to make it.

I have close to a million (okay: slight exaggeration!) half-baked ideas on my computer’s hard drive. Stories I started and never finished. Lonely paragraphs of articles or blog posts…


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