Memorial Day Weekend is a day of remembrance, suburban dads overcompensating over raw meat and the beginning of summer.

Summer is an interesting time for artists. We hole up through the cold weather practicing and honing our skills, while we spend the summer usually berating ourselves either for backing away from opportunities or diving in and screwing up.

I think the thing that trips people up when they are learning is a fear of making mistakes. We expect ourselves to get everything perfect on the first try – but that never happens.

You learn by doing. Not to get it right. Not to make it perfect. Just to do it.

There is a lot I could say about this, but I found this essay I shared last year that puts it better than I could – and he used my words doing it. That’s pretty cool!