Alchemy

Some teachers will be easy to get along with and some won't. In life we seldom hand-pick our bosses, co-workers and clients according to likability. You need to learn to work with and for all kinds of people. Julia Cameron
Progress, even if that progress is in baby steps, is what writing is about. It is a place of transformation, of spiritual alchemy. We take whatever life has served us and we make something of it.  (From Finding Water: The Art of Perseverance.)