"The call to a creative life is not supposed to be torture. Yes, it is hard work and you have to make sacrifices. Yes, it is a noble calling; you're volunteering in an army of sorts alongside a phalanx of artists who have preceded you, many of whom are your mentors and guides, upon whose work you build, without whom you have no fixed point of reference. They form a tradition that you have implicitly sworn to protect, even while you aim to refashion it, and sometimes even shatter it.
But it's also supposed to be fun."
~Twyla Tharp, THE CREATIVE HABIT