When ability matches interest

Years ago I heard that your taste starts out right, but it takes time until your skills can match your tastes.

This is so true. I’m interested in so many things, have a sense for how they should be done, but when I sit down to do the thing, the results are far short of my expectations.

I’ve learned to not give up hope though. I keep pushing, learning, and going back to my original joy of the thing I once loved. Over time, my ability slowly improved until, years later, I look back in amazement at the progress; and of course look forward in awe of how much further I could still go.