I feel such a spectrum of emotions as I reflect upon the first 50 years of my life and give ‘birth’ to this new website and adventure. If I had to use only one word to convey it all, I would choose: GRATEFUL.
One of the things I’m grateful for is that I finally started focusing on nurturing and advocating for my own needs and wants. It’s hard shifting one’s raison-d’etre from serving others’ needs first all the time to a healthy and fulfilling balance.
It’s not selfish to take care of your wants and needs and to invest in your creative endeavor or life ambition. If you’ve convinced yourself it is, it could be Resistance having its insidious way with you:
Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.
I highly recommend you pick up a copy of Steven Pressfield’s book, War of Art. But only if you’re ready to fight that Resistance that’s been ‘convincing you’ of untruths and stopping you from living to your fullest potential.
If you had to choose just one tiny, powerful word to sum up your life thus far, what would that word be?
Give us what you’ve got.