This Might Not Work
Those four words are exactly what makes this journey so scary.
I have no idea where this is all headed. I mean, I have ideas. I have lots of them. Of how I want this project to grow. How I want my workshops to inspire. How I want to build a strong and supportive community. But, I absolutely have no control over it. And that is the part that is so scary. All I can do is create and put my words and my art and my ideas out there and cross my fingers that they land.
“CHANGE IS POWERFUL, BUT CHANGE ALWAYS COMES WITH FAILURE AS ITS PARTNER. " “THIS MIGHT NOT WORK”: ISN’T MERELY SOMETHING TO BE TOLERATED IT’S SOMETHING YOU SHOULD SEEK OUT.
— Seth Godin
I’ve been writing and working all behind the scenes because I’ve been thinking that if I do all the right preparation then things will be perfect and I can’t fail. That it will all work out. And, I know darn well that perfect does not exist. I see it in my work every day. I teach that to my students. I tell them to make a mess on the page. That being “just okay” is allowed here. That shitty first drafts are expected. And of course, the funny thing is that it all usually works out, just not in the way you expect.
My goal, my passion, is to work with individuals and with small groups. To coach them through the process of demystifying creativity in a super safe and supportive environment. I use a sketchbook as the central piece of this process. It’s a place to unlock the power of your inner creative self. A place to gain confidence and to heal. And the strength and the vulnerability that you find and practice on these pages will ultimately carry over into other areas of your life. I know it will, because that is exactly what has happened in my life.
So, I’m ready to start trusting the process, the unfolding of this idea. I do that every day when I create, never exactly sure of the outcome, but always willing to keep working on the process.
All I want to do is ride this process of change and growth and be real about the impact it’s had on my life. Be real about re-building your life in your late 40’s. Be real about rewriting your story no matter what age you are. I don’t want this to be some pie in the sky website, I want this to be dirty and messy and raw and vulnerable. So, I’m going to start right where I am. Right here, and right now. I look forward to seeing you on this journey.