yesterday, i had an 'a-ha' moment of monumental proportions. it's like a fire has literally been lit beneath me, and i feel a renewed sense of determination that has been lacking for quite some time.
i came to realize this truth: if something in life isn't 'working' (and you desperately need it to work), it is absolutely necessary to change the approach.
i realized that i'm guilty of continually doing the same things, over and over, each time expecting different results.
there is fear in committing to something. with your whole heart. just look at all that room for the what-ifs.
what if i fail?
what if i'm still not good enough? even after all the time + energy + heart i put in?
there's the reason i've been holding back, friends. continuing the same behavior, and expecting (or more like wishing/hoping) for different results.
here's to overcoming fear. here's to bravery. it's time.
dreams are worth the risk.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
you guys. i seriously have the best clients.
with ideas for color + content that make my heart sing.
it's such sweet music to my ears when they give me full creative authority, too...
and when they say they love the color pink. :)
i used to be timid when it came to custom pieces. that inner critic would really rear it's ugly head. 'they won't like it' + 'this wont look good in their house' were the thoughts that would keep me up at night. but you know what i found out? by silencing that monster. by really going for it. by showing up + committing, all the way...is really when the good stuff emerges.
wanna know something? every time i come in to the studio + start unleashing creativity like there's no tomorrow, pandora seems to know this. one song after the next, for hours, will be my favorite songs. no lie. this is always an indication to me i'm doing something right:).
i like to give myself positive reminders along the way, like 'let go, be free, trust the process'.
i love paper. and the act of ripping + tearing + pasting paper haphazardly onto a blank canvas.
when you stop to think about it, the whole process is a thing of beauty.
this baby traveled all the way to kansas, last week. i can't wait to see it hanging in it's new home:).