Do you ever feel like your experiences – your daily life – just aren’t as romantic as you expected life to be?

Like the act of living, of creating, of working is just not nearly as beautiful in real life as it is in your head?

Yeah, I do that, too.

And Donald Miller was speaking directly to us this morning.

He  called his post “Why You Should Write in a Closet” and he absolutely crushed my visions of romance. And for that, I am grateful.

It’s phrases like,

Never let them know you smelled like a dog who came out of a ditch mouthing a tennis ball.

and

Write like somebody trying to raise the money to get their next hit of whatever drug they are addicted to.

that make this a pretty compelling read. Go. Now. If you’re doing creative work (planning weddings, writing, painting, or philosophizing…) and your experience (we’re not talking about the actual work right now) just isn’t living up to your expectations, read it.

There’s a time and a place for romance and beauty. And there’s a time and a place for struggle and toil and snot.

Just as long as you don’t get any on the client.

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