I began blogging for a variety of reasons…
- It’s an avenue to share what has been brewing inside of me for years.
- It’s an incredible way to connect with the world.
- I was strongly encouraged to.
- Writing late at night helps me to sleep better.
As seasons continue to change, so does my body clock. I have trouble sleeping at night. I find if I explore creative options prior to laying down at night, I have a much better possibility of sleeping through the night with less tossing and turning.
I’m going to be honest. I grew up with a “brilliant” sibling who is an exceptional writer/editor for our local newspaper and has been for many years. I felt like I had always walked in his shadow when it came to anything academic. It’s like I was defeated in my mind before I ever made an attempt.
Back in high school I had enjoyed art. The moment I graduated from high school, I stopped “creating.” I didn’t have time and I believed it was a part of my past and I know longer had the talent. Once again, in my mind, I no longer possessed the ability to enjoy or even have the gifting to pick up a pencil and draw. Defeated before I tried.
I hope if you are reading this today and you think you can’t because you’ve told yourself and/or others it’s not possible…you would reconsider. Oftentimes, our largest obstacle is ourselves. If we believe we can’t we won’t. If we believe we can, we will!
I generally post images of things that complement my blog from the Web. Not this time. I’m going to include a couple of my first drawings. I went out a few weeks ago and purchased a sketch book. I started sketching and trying some different styles of lettering. I feel as though I’m “back at square one”…but it’s okay. I’m having fun!
I’m sure most of you are familiar with “The Little Train That Could”…Working on emulating that story as I look ahead to 2020. “I think I can, I think I can.”
Thoughts for today…
- Trying new things is fun and you don’t need to be the best.
- Sometimes the lie’s we believe as a child can carry into adulthood. (Comparing and walking in the shadow of my sibling)
- Choose JOY everyday!