Daring to Dare

Dear Creative, You Also Deserve to Live

On encouraging, support, help and being a Creative in our fucked up society

Jenny Lane
15 min readJun 4, 2023


Photo of the bedroom mirror and I, holding up a Dream sign. The frame is padded pink and my microphone is off to the side, lit purple blue. On the dresser is a Haitian flag and two little turtles.
Art and photo by Author and Creative, Jenny Lane

As I say in my About Me, in how to define myselfJenny, the loving? Jenny, the changer? Jenny, the encourager?

Jenny, the artist?

I am a Creative, through and through. Since knowing I was a being, I have been drawing. Since I could create symbols to represent sound, I have been writing. But one aspect of my creativity I am not so great at, is encouraging myself on incorporating these abilities into helping me live a vibrant life. Into turning these skills into ways I can live and create in financial freedom.

I’ve stayed small.

I’ve played it safe.

I’ve stayed small in past relationships that made me unsafe. I’ve invested life energy and money into supporting other people’s dreams. While they told me mine were frivolous, and I wasn’t cleaning the home the way they wanted it. Put my blood, sweat and tears into other people’s abodes, lives, businesses, dreams.

Service to others is a joy of mine, it’s a core life value of mine — helping others. But some people took mad advantage of this.



Jenny Lane

An overthinking human who writes to make room in her mind and peace in our hearts. Art and words are my love letters to the world.