To The One Who Doesn’t Anymore

creativity motherhood

To the one who doesn’t journal,

To the one who doesn’t play piano,

To the one who doesn’t dance, 
write, shoot, build, 
garden, cook, bake, 
sketch, or sing anymore.

You are not a failure,
and the passion of your past was not fake.

That art came to you and came from you
for a season.

The question isn’t (always):
How can I go back to making
what I once made?

The question is (sometimes):
How can I see all that 
I am making now?

Don’t discount the small things.
The small steps, the small breaths, and
every small yes.

However trembling this season,
your art is authentic.

And so are you.

Copyright © 2022 Rachel Marie Kang.

Rachel Marie Kang is a New York native, born and raised just outside New York City. She is a graduate of Nyack College (New York) with a degree in English with Creative Writing and Bible. She is founder of The Fallow House and author of Let There Be Art: The Pleasure and Purpose of Unleashing the Creativity within You. Rachel’s writing has been featured in Christianity Today, Proverbs 31 Ministries, and (in)courage. She lives and writes in North Carolina with her husband and two children. Connect with her at and on Instagram at @rachelmariekang.

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