Life is an art,
not an act.
There are a couple of ways you can live your life.
The way that most people choose -- usually by default -- is to go through life as though it were an act in a play, written by someone else, reading lines and following the choreography from a script not of their own design, and often not even a script they particularly like.
You can be the artist that creates a life that is your own magnificent work of art. Even if you've been following someone else's script for many years, you can start on your own creation whenever you want. You may have a clear vision or just a vague sense of what you want to create. Either way, the most important thing is to get started. Now!
When an artist first begins a new creation, the final product -- whether it be a painting, a poem or a play -- is always an unknown. Of course the artist will have a concept...a starting point...then as it unfolds, inspiration flows from the great wellspring of creativity that has given birth to every masterpeice ever created.
Following somebody else's script...or...creating your own inspired work of art.
The choice is yours.