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What if I told you that I write everyday. You probably wouldn’t believe me. You’d look at the date of my last blog post, and then the date of the one before that, and notice a trend that would only prove your point.
Inconsistency in sharing my art has always been something I’ve struggled with.
I am a blogger and a self-published author, and for the life of me I can’t pick up a book and guarantee that I’ll finish it. I can’t begin writing a blog post and know that I’ll complete it every single time. I can’t even drink a cup of coffee in the morning and expect to see the bottom of the mug before I'm ready to refill it! There always seems to be some small thing left unfinished, a few sentences left unwritten, a few pages left unread.
Now that I think about it, inconsistency in sharing my art is probably the one thing I’ve been consistent with...now ain’t that funny?!
My desire to hone my craft is real. The space in my heart to create beautiful things that encourage others is real. The love and encouragement I get from my family, friends and community is REAL!
But you know what else is real? The number of projects I’ve got on my list that haven’t been completed yet, and the negative self-talk that plays all day and doesn't skip a beat.
I know you’re probably waiting for the transition sentence that comes just before someone shares with you the secrets to overcoming this specific issue. Welp, if that’s the case you may want to stop reading now because I, sadly, don’t have the answer.
But what I DO have is something important that I’m recognizing about myself, a heart to be vulnerable and share my mess with you all, and a space in my heart that is open to receiving any/all advice for artists like me who want to overcome the fear of consistently showing my work.
Here are some of my rough thoughts on this, and I'd love to hear yours:
Well, that’s all folks!
With all the love,