The Fear of Getting Started

I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do. – Georgia O’Keeffe

So I’ve had this project idea for a while now; ticking away and teasing me to get started. But I’ve been afraid. Afraid of failure, afraid of nasty comments (why does the old ‘sticks and stones’ always come to mind here) and most of all afraid of not doing it perfectly. You see, I’m a struggling perfectionist and this perfectionism is the breeder of time altering procrastination. And more importantly the excuse for not getting started.

Sometimes I think we all just need a little inspiration and motivation to help us push past these boundaries and say ‘enough already… just let it go’.  And I’m happy to say that in the last week I’ve finally found my push. On researching other blogs I discovered Andrea Dekker and her blog post ‘3 Simple Concepts to Simplify Your Life’ and I had my ‘enough already’ moment. And of course I scrolled back through all the quotes I’ve pinned onto one of my pinterest boards and finally had my ‘let it go’ moment.

Today, I’m going to pick up my sketch book (all shiny and new and never been touched since the two years ago I bought it) and simply start drawing as my first project. I will not rip out pages, I will make mistakes and I will learn along the way.

Already knowing I’m going to be sharing it with you all next week puts a knot in my stomach but terrified or not…

Enough already…. just let it go! And let’s get started.

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