While cleaning out my files, I happened upon this gem scribbled on a yellow sticky note.
It puzzled me greatly until I recognized it as an old homework assignment from Week 4 of Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. The assignment was to write an artist’s prayer and use it every day for a week.
The sticky note reads:
Grant me the humility to remain cheerful despite sucking.
Give me the tenacity to keep trying and learning despite all the suckitude.
Give me courage to believe that, over time, I will suck less.
What it lacks in reverence it makes up for in desperate sincerity.