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Are you a creator or a lint picker?

Are you a lint picker?

Did you know you have only two options on how to live your life? Yes, you heard me right. Only two.

“No, Pamela. You’re wrong. I have many options. I can be a writer, a fireman, a librarian,  a computer programmer, a doctor,  or a barista.”

Yes, or course, you can do all those jobs. I wasn’t talking about what you do. I was talking about how you do it.

Two Options on How To Live Your Life
Option #1. Create something.
Option #2. Critique someone else’s creation.

Create something.

Make a cake. Write a story. Sew a dress. Paint a picture. Take a photograph. Make a suit jacket.

Critique someone else’s creation.

You need more vanilla in the cake. Your story lacks conflict. The dress is too short. Your painting is too green. Your photograph is out of focus. There is lint on your jacket.

 Are you a creator or a lint picker?

Will you spend the rest of your  life picking lint off of someone else’s suit, or will you make your own art?

About Pamela Hodges

My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.

You are an artist. Yes, you are. Really.

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  • Terje

    This question should pop up more often, just as a reminder.

  • I really like your analogies. So simple, yet so true!

  • Darlene Mitchell

    Did you ever know that you’re my hero?? Well, you are!! 🙂

    • pamelahodges

      And you my friend are a great at helping me smile when I just want to hide in my closet.

  • I like your lint picking analogy. Every once in a while we could all use a little lint picking though. Right now my blog could use a giant lint brush. 😀 So since I can’t afford a designer to do it for me I’ll let any and all lint pickers come on over and get it out of their systems. LOL

  • Elsie

    I try to create, but sometimes lint must be removed (in the gentlest method possible).

  • a recovering lint picker, currently training as a life creator 🙂