So many of us wait our whole lives for the muse to show up and shower us with inspiration. We’re so focused the on the fact that the muse is lost that we forget the most important purpose of the muse: finding ourselves. Muses can only inspire. They cannot create. It is us who must do the work.

“Inspiration exists but it has to find you working.” – Pablo Picasso

I remind myself of this often. Inspiration and muses cannot do much if no one is willing to put the work in.