I know a lot of you, artists/creative people, believe that all it takes is one person to believe in you and you'll get to where you want to be.
It is true, and really encouraging to have one, two or 10 believing in your efforts.
But at the same time, it's not that essential.
While it differs from one to another, but for me, I've lived my whole life around people who looked at me and said, "you totally shouldn't be here!" "you're a wasted talented stuck in this place" "you should be in Japan!" "you'll be something someday", "you're meant for greatness" etc. (thank god)
But I only started doing what I do when I turned 25.
It gave me strength throughout the years to not give up on art, but at the same time, I didn't find purpose until I was quarter a century old.
I can't say that I needed to believe in myself, because I always have, but sometimes, things just having a timing, a certain time to happen.
Kairos, is what it's called.
I was looking for a title for that new story that was previously, to be a contest entry. And it's a story about two boys on a journey, so while looking up the word chronicles, I came across the word Kairos.
Sometimes, you take the action at the right time. Sometimes the right time just crashes out of nowhere into your life.
Call it god's blessing, luck (I don't really prefer you think this though >.>), karma or whatever.
But sometime, It's just a thing that doesn't have to do with anything, but time.
This is not a post to tell you it's out of your hands in a way for you to feel hopeless but to feel hopeful.
Because it doesn't mean, you should just sit and wait. Maybe work and wait is better.
The right moment, will slip through more beautifully when it finds you busy.
Because, Kairos is
"a passing instant when an opening appears which must be driven through with force if success is to be achieved."
Have a lovely day (good night sleep for the other part of the world)