A little reminder from my favorite architect, for those moments when I get distracted or discouraged from staying my course.

It’s Your Life

Sometimes you don’t need to go looking for inspiration to keep cultivating your path in life. Sometimes inspiration will find you. 

My source of inspiration that I want to share with you today comes in Charles Bukowski’s poem “No Leaders Please”, which popped up in my “recommendations” feed on Youtube. I guess the algorithm figured I’d like Bukowski after all the Alan Watts I had been watching. 😊

Invent yourself and then reinvent yourself,

don’t swim in the same slough.

Invent yourself and then reinvent yourself,


stay out of the clutches of mediocrity.
Invent yourself and then reinvent yourself,

change your tone and shape so often that 

they can never

categorize you.
Reinvigorate yourself and

accept what is

but only on the terms that you have 


and reinvented.
Be self-taught.
And reinvent your life because you must;

it is your life and

its history

and the present,

belong only to


~ Charles Bukowski