I remember having the same feeling several years ago. I just figured if I made pots, sculptures, things with clay, that made me a potter.
Now I respect people who make their living as potters a lot more...the real professionals. These men and women work with joy and determination, and obviously a high standard of quality of their work.
Not sure what I am in relation to professionals, though I often accept that as a retired counselor and activity director, I can now be a clay artist.
So my medicines for blood pressure have been changed. And I went into the studio and started throwing some pots on Thursday last. I've been returning each day since then...and feeling good about what I'm making. I leave when I reach a stopping point, or when I'm tired. And today I finished 2 pieces, and tomorrow will finish creating another one.
I also need to begin the glaze process for the dragon mask.
But mainly I think I'm ok again. I want to work. I have energy!
"People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone." Audrey Hepburn