Some days I have to remind myself why I persevere through the ups and downs of this field. It's not that I ever consider quitting, but a little dose of inspiration always helps.
As chance would have it, I came across this list yesterday on Revision Notes, just when I needed it most:
10 Things That Mean You're a Writer
I answered "true" to all 10.
Now, I could substitute "artist" or "artist/writer" for writer-- but the point is, art and words are ingrained in me. It's been that way since I was a little kid. I spend my life doing something that I love. Isn't that one definition of success?