I while back, I paid my friend Dainelle Deadwyler a visit. Danielle, is what you would get if Andre 3000, Grace Jones, and Anna Deavere Smith and Viola Davis got together and had baby. She is an artist, a creative force, and a mother. We chatted all things art, creativity, and motherhood. But the one thing she said that stuck with me the most is this…
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When I moved from away from Atlanta, a city I lived in ALL of my life, I left behind behavior patterns, creative habits, and a lot of comfort, that was not really benefiting me.
New environments allow us to creative new habits and new routines.
"It is the dream that sustained me. I've given up. But I don't quit. And as I've said over and over again; the day you quit, it was right around the corner. Giving up is taking a break. Quitting is never coming back. It is impossible for me to quit. Anything. (laughs) Because it is when you are hardest hit, you mustn't quit."