Today, however, I will not be doing this.
Today's quote hits a little closer to home. It's not meant to be motivational in writing or work - but in life.
As I'm sure you've all read by now, the legendary musician David Bowie passed away yesterday after losing his 18-month battle with cancer. This extraordinary man released his latest - and final - album on Friday, which consisted of only seven songs. His representation has stated that the album, which came as a surprise to many of his long-time fans, was meant as his farewell and goodbye gift to those who have loved his work for so long.
Two days after the release, David Bowie passed on.
For many of us, David Bowie was an inspiration. A master of reinvention and a creator of ingenuity. Bowie has remained true to his personality, never wavering, always showing his true colors - despite criticisms. And the world has loved him for it.
I grew up watching David Bowie. Between his musical performances and his acting appearances, David Bowie was an inspiration to me, a creative child who preferred dancing to my own beat. Bowie always made being yourself okay - expressing your art in your own way, without interference from other's comments. Today is a sad day for those little children like myself.
Instead of leaving you with some pick-me-up quote aimed at driving your work, I leave you with a quote from the one and only David Bowie. If any of us, as creatives, can accomplish the variety and influence that this man has left on this Earth, we will truly have achieved greatness. Rest in Peace, David Bowie. You may have left this world, but you have not left our hearts.