Wow - both of you. We are similar! I have also come to that realization in the last year - that I only struggle so much (inwardly) because I'm meant to do my own thing. Everything you both said made perfect sense - I'm awed at the greatness of your spirits.
Both of those were powerful posts for me!
I used to consider myself an artist, and miss that. Lately I've just been calling myself 'creative,' not to mention a host of negative things. Maybe if I can rediscover my art, I can rediscover myself.
I think that was the answer I was looking for. Thanks so much all of you.