Let’s not worry about whether you have talent. Talent is a nonissue. It can be neither measured nor defined, and agonizing over it serves no purpose other than to create both anxiety and, if you’ve developed a talent for worrying, an excuse for avoiding work.
From the introduction to Taking the Leap: Building a Career as a Visual Artist by Cay Lang.
Lately I have been toying with the idea of trading in my life as a code wrangler for the flexible, yet broke life of an artist. It’s a childhood dream, to tell the truth. And it is starting to feel like a calling.