Although written from an artist’s perspective, this post has deep meaning for living life. We are each special and unique and cannot be summarized in any way other than who we are as that person.
I am not governed by a foreign power; I am self-governed.
I am as free as I can be from the control of others.
I am influenced by love and beauty, kindness and compassion, yearning and striving.
I am self-reliant – an independent mind that cannot be reigned in, repressed or shape-shifted to please the status quo.
I do not depend on someone else to decide whether or not, I can express my voice in the world.
I am not determined by fashion – not the next J.K. Rowling – not trying to write the next Fifty One Shades Of Lighter Grey.
I am not determined by the outcome of statistics or the result of a study, or the promise of a guaranteed 5,000 advance sales.
I will not be watered down, nor have my chocolate sweetened.
I am cocoa, Marmite, chilli and garlic ~ an Independent Artist, Writer or Publisher who creates…
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Many thanks for the reblog 🙂
You are welcome.
Thank you, it is unlikely I would have found this gem without your post.
You are welcome. Niamh posts some very interesting articles.
Thanks for this. It is inspiring
You are welcome and thank you Elizabeth.