When working towards becoming an empowered artist who creates transcendent, timeless art, you will have your share of challenging and trying moments.
These moments will come in waves.
Sometimes, out of the blue, you'll hit a set of obstacles that'll come at you, one after another, with no end in sight.
The quest to artist empowerment comes with moments where you will hit rock bottom, where you'll feel like you're in so deep that there's no way out.
Failure when you believed you would surely succeed, careless mistakes that could have been avoided, draining interpersonal conflict and crushing heartbreak are all inevitable parts of the process.
Your darkest moments are the moments that'll define you because they're the moments where the most growth takes place.
It's not what happens to you, it's how you respond that'll set the trajectory of your career.
Becoming an empowered artist isn't easy work just like creating timeless art isn't easy work.
But when you break on through to the other side, you'll come out stronger, wiser...empowered.