About 5.5 -6 years ago I picked up a pen and a sketchbook after a 10 year hiatus.
This is what I sketched. A Starbucks coffee cup.
I both hate this drawing, and love it.
I hate it because it's embarrassing. It's a sucky drawing of a coffee cup. But I love this drawing because it signifies a rebirth. A phoenix moment. The moment I decided to push past my fear, those voices that told me I couldn't draw because I couldn't draw photorealistic renderings. The moment I choose to get back to my art because I needed it, for my soul.
I showed up that day. And the next. And almost 6 years later, I haven't missed a day of creating art.
This journey taught me about myself. I found my voice and style along the way. I connected my passions with my talents. I stepped into being an ARTIST, not just a graphic designer.
What is holding you back? What do you want to accomplish? It will never happen if you don't show up, and keep showing up.
Will today be YOUR phoenix moment?
Take a bold step, and leave me a comment on what you want to accomplish. That might be your first step, speaking it out loud!