Despite our fears, creativity pushes us to rise above our limitations and to step out of our comfort zones. It ignites our desires to learn from one another and to discover new possibilities. However, living a creative life can be intimidating; it takes courage, determination and hard work.
In the podcast "Courage and the Creative Pursuit", Jeff Goins says,
" True courage is not so much about beating fear as it is about outrunning it — doing your work in spite of feeling afraid."
"Courage, especially for the creative person, is found in daily decisions to do the thing only you can do, regardless of the fear you feel. You must make things."
Over the last few years, I have been growing a great desire for exploring and creating purposeful art. Even though many ideas have begun to take root, fear has been holding me back from bringing these ideas to fruition. I am now pursuing the courage to face this challenge and to do my work, regardless of feeling afraid.
Today, I take a step toward this courageous pursuit. I choose to stop waiting for the "perfect time" and the "perfect idea". I choose to move through the fear and ship my work into the world now. I choose to let go.
"I can do all this through him who gives me strength."
— Philippians 4:13
As I continue on this path, my hope is that I will also meet amazing people, start new conversations, and inspire others along the way.
Thanks for stopping by, it is a joy to walk this creative journey with you!