By Deri Ross Pryor, Graduate Assistant
Here we are at the beginning of yet another wonderful semester at the Bluegrass Writers Studio. As each new semester approaches, I’m filled with excitement for what it has in store for me, as well as a bone-deep fear that I won’t live up to anyone’s expectations, most of all my own.
I believe that combo of excitement and fear is a normal, even necessary, component anytime you find yourself going after something as important as your dreams. Even more so for anyone in the arts, since tastes are subjective, and deep down we know we cannot please everyone with what we produce, but yet we press on. The excitement keeps you going and taking chances; the fear keeps you humble enough to keep learning and growing. Somewhere in between is where the magic happens.