Sometimes, we Authors & Artists can get discouraged.
- No call-backs
- Stuck in a rut
- Feeling uninspired
- Feeling unheard
- Feeling depleted
- Feeling snowed-under
Maybe we put a good front on it, with chirpy social media posts and devil-may-care tosses of the head, but inside we’re really howling with doubt and dismay about our life’s calling.
Perhaps you’ve been there.
Perhaps you’re there now. If you are, take heart!
And take a walk.
In Portland, it’s been a crazy few weeks of weather, but spring is butting its head through. I take my urban walks and delight in these little turnings of the tide.
Not that I hate winter. It has its role to play. (kill off those nasty bugs!) But the transition from winter to spring is a good time to take stock. Instead of seeing the failures, we’d be happier with ourselves if we also noticed the growth, the color, the character.
When we have this bigger picture in mind, it’s easier to see:
- the new good habits we’ve adopted
- the harmful things we’ve let go
- the personal relationships we’ve nurtured
- the art we’ve created
- the effort we’ve put into making our dreams a reality
And with all that filling up our hearts, we can smile and allow the transition to roll off us. Onward!
Find your voice and continue to use it, Artists!
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Margaret, encouraging words for everyone. You don’t have to be an artist. Keep the faith. My friends love your books
Very true! Or, you could be a different sort of artist 🙂