no one is immune
This is a thing that I get a lot (and see happen a lot) and it’s really sad for many different reasons.
For one, please don’t make artists (or anyone with a skill you admire) feel bad because you wish you were better at said skill. Everyone is good at something but that something is made better due to lots of hard work and practice. So when people say those things it’s actually refusing to acknowledge all our time spent in bettering ourselves and the long road we walked to get there and guilt tripping us in a way.
And second, please don’t beat your own self up for not being at the level you wished you were. Again, it’s all about dedication. If you truly want to be better at something then DO IT. Yes it will be frustrating, yes there will be moments where you feel like you’re not gaining anything, but if you truly love something and want to be better at it then you work hard at it and your improvement will be apparent to you.
And don’t put a date on your improvement. Don’t feel like definitely in a X amount of days/month/year is when you’re going to be at the level you want. "I’ve been practicing for 4 months and I still suck!". Everyone improves at different rates but that does not make anyone better or worse than each other. We’re all different people and have different approaches and techniques to things, so if you set a date then that just may lead to disappointment and not to mention stress.
And just remember to have fun, you have to enjoy what you’re doing because if you don’t then why are you doing it? NOW GO OUT AND DO SOMETHING COOL.
shout out to the kids and adults who have memory problems, who get yelled and screamed at by their families for not remembering things
or over-remembering. remembering things no one else seems to remember but still having blankets of empty in their memory and wondering why they can’t remember chunks of things or why their timelines are all off