I wondered how Elizabeth Gilbert read my mind and then I laughed out loud as I continued reading. “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear” by Elizabeth Gilbert.
You’re afraid you have no talent
You’re afraid you’ll be rejected or criticized or ridiculed or misunderstood or - worst of all-ignored
You’re afraid that someday you’ll look back on your creative endeavors as having been a giant waste of time, effort, and money
You’re afraid you’re too fat (I don’t know what that has to do with creativity, exactly, but experience has taught me that most of us are afraid we’re too fat, so let’s just put that on the anxiety list, for good measure)
You’re afraid you neglected your creativity for so long that now you can never get it back
You’re afraid you’re too old to start
You’re afraid you’re too young to start
You’re afraid because something went well in your life once, so obviously nothing can ever go well again
You’re afraid because nothing has ever gone well in your life, so why bother trying
Here is the link for this book. You will love it
The image above is Day 3 of the Thirty in Thirty Challenge and #3/4 of the rural NC landscape series.
Mom, Wife, Former Pediatrician, One who LOVES color, creativity, paint, and lifelong learning.