Day 9 of my 30 Days of Creativity Challenge!
Short and sweet today because it’s my weekend to work. It’s so fun to collage in my journal. I realize my theme today centered around not being afraid, about having the courage to be unapologetically yourself.
Up until recently, I’ve had some imposter syndrome when it came to my art and creating. I’ve kept mostly to myself, quietly and happily creating so many beautiful things, yet not sharing with many because to me my art and my creations looked “amateurish.” I was afraid of being scoffed at, and laughed at.
Here’s the thing … the things that I’ve created, or painted have NEVER been before until I birthed them. I won’t lie, there’s still a tiny bit of self-doubt that creeps in but it stays for a moment and then quietly makes it way out because it knows. I no longer as, “Who do I think I am?” because I know that I am an artist and a creator. I know, and from the deep recesses of my heart I feel it.
My creations may not be in museums, but they hang on the walls of houses of people who love and believe in me. You don’t create art to be famous, you create because you are a creative, a creator and the world needs your brilliance! The world needs you to shine like the star that you are!
Not creating because you feel as if what you have to offer the world carries any weight is a disservice. It’s an insult to your spirit. Comparison is the thief of joy and by you not sharing your gifts denies your soul of it’s joy. It robs us of the beauty and joy that you would share with us.
By shining your light, you give others permission to shine theirs. Be unapologetically you. Do what makes your heart smile and your spirit soar. Live your life fearlessly! And if you’re waiting until you get better at your craft, or until you produce something that you believe is worth showing, you’ll be waiting for a long time. Start now. Start right where you are. There has never been a better time to be you and to share what only you can share!