Fear is not a new concept for me in life. In fact, I've always been a worrier. Nothing has struck this cord more than this whole putting your creative work out there for the world to see via a website/blog has. I'm talking Juliet Roberts in Runaway Bride style, except swap marriage (and the groom) with a blog…for the past 4+ years. Yep, you read that right. The ol' blog & Britt have been having some serious commitment issues. (let's try and be supportive, this could be their year!)
Creating, for me, is my safe haven. Even with the most stressful of clients, there is something about the creative process that no doctor-run therapy session can compete with. For artists it's hard to put our work out there to be publicly critiqued because there's a little bit of our heart attached to each project. I'm sure I am not alone when I say that the vulnerability that comes along with allowing people into that part of your world makes it that much scarier.
Today, I came across a quote that said "Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right." It was as if someone knew my internal dialogue was having a field day and needed to hear those exact words.
From a couple of amazing friends giving me a "go for it" pep talk, to the most appropriate quotes seemingly planted in front of me…there have been so many signs lately telling me to tell fear to get the eff out and take the leap. We all know that feeling. Whether it's a career change, asking someone on a date, or in my case putting my work out there, it's scary. Scary, but absolutely worth it.
So, here we go…Throwing caution (and so much glitter) to the wind and seeing where it leads me. The reality is, I know I am meant for the creative world, so they better be ready for me!