Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
- St. Francis de Sales
This is a lesson I've been learning, but I had some tough years before it started sinking in.
It's enough of a challenge to live my vocation as God wills. Why would I try to be someone else? It's one thing to be inspired or educated by another, but it's just wrong to criticize myself because I don't write like her or school like her or keep house like her, if I'm truly doing MY best. We don't all have the same gifts (or challenges).