First off, I loved that Austin Kleon not only says that being an amateur is a good thing but he also embraces it. We often think of the word "amateur" in a negative way but Kleon says that they have an advantage over the professional. We are all amateurs. I realized that I was an amateur and that I loved being one when I read Kleon's definition of amateur: "the enthusiast who pursue's her work in the spirit of love." That is a beautiful way of describing the amateur.
I am an amateur at most things that I do in life. One thing that I would consider myself an amateur at is writing poetry. I have never had any official training in writing poetry (except lots of reading) and I do it because I gain tranquility through cathartic writing. My minor is creative writing so I will eventually take a class on writing poetry and therefore have some training but regardless of this, I will always consider myself an amateur because I am doing it because I love it and because there is always something new to learn/write.
This is a link to a poetry website where you can sign up for a poem in your email every single morning (what a way to start your day): http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem-day
And this is a link to the Chronicle's website which is the literary magazine on campus that takes poetry submissions: http://www.cuchronicle.com/