Whenever I read my favorite blogs, I always become jealous because it seems that the blogger has such an organized, but at the same time, a very creative life. They are often multi talented and involved in lots of different things and appear perfect. I feel like I would be lucky if I was even able to be a part of one thing that is as cool as what they do. However, reading this article from WebMD really helped me understand some things. It explains that “artists are more likely to be self-reflective and to ruminate, to mull things over.” I’ve always over analyzed myself and situations, and it is proving to be a hard habit to break. I don’t consider myself an artist, but I do consider myself creative (or I use to be…). I can never seem to find my place though, and I wind up being very bored because I punish myself and don’t do the things I enjoy, like posting here. So then, I don’t create or do anything that is up to my standards. It is all very difficult to describe, but I figured that I am not alone in feeling this way. The article, titled Genius and Madness, says that artists are 10 times more likely to develop serious depression, so I encourage anyone who feels like me to read the full article here. The article stresses persistence, so I am really really trying to commit myself to carrying out my ideas, because it has come to the point where I don’t feel creative anymore. I know Jonathan Adler has been open about his struggles, and I hope everyone like me can continue to be inspired by people who are open about their creative lives.