Chapter 1 ~ January
I turned over the very first page of my 2017 calendar, and this lovely quote greeted my eyes as if to throw me straight into January with encouragement and a little life lesson too!
I think these words offer a lot of positivity to all of us fellow writers and creative individuals. Just what we need as we start the New Year!
Self doubt is something we're all familiar with I'm sure, and losing that fear that runs so deep in each of us is never an easy thing to accomplish. January however, seems a very good time to start making changes for the better, for others, for ourselves, and for everything that matters to us.
I do believe that resolutions, goals and dreams for the New year are very good and helpful. However, I also feel that it is not kind or fair to apply unhealthy amounts of pressure to ourselves (or others) to achieve them . . Emotionally, being hard on ourselves for not achieving what we had set our hearts and minds on, will only deplete our confidence.
I am learning that sometimes, where you are, who you are, at this exact moment - is good enough. You might have quiet dreams, hopes and countless other ambitions big or small - do hang on to those and keep striving for them - but know that you're here right now, doing what your doing, and that has as much value and importance, just as much as those goals and future aspirations. You will get to where you want to be, you will - but for now it's okay to be where you are . . .
In learning to lose that fear of being wrong, we have to first trust that we are in fact, right.
Just as we are.
So, may January be a month of creativity, courage, confidence but above all - self assurance!
I do hope so . . .
~ Happy New Year ~