I knew a wonderful woman, who had an imagination bigger than the sky. She could conjur up the most vivid characters with her writing. She was an artist as well, and was the creator of simple and beautiful graphite portraits and was a skilled graphic artist on the computer as well. She had story after story, and illustration after illustration, waiting for that right moment, to be published and shared with the world. There was so much she had to give. Her mind and heart were full of this magic. Until the day came when she unexpectedly left this mortal plain.
How often have we heard that story. Someone with so much to give just didn't quite have enough time to do it. How about ourselves? How much have, or are, we putting off until that right moment? Perhaps when we're out of school? Or married? Or the kids are in school, or out of school and in college? Or married themselves. When we make a certain amount of money, is it then we will live our dreams? Perhaps when we are retired? When we have that motor home we'll travel the states. Is that when?
The woman above holds a special place in my heart, because she happened to be my identical twin
sister. And her unexpected passing brought into crystal clarity, the need for me to live and do my dream. I too am an artist. And though her life was full and she was happy in the fullness, there was more she wanted to do. And from the day she passed away, I began more than planning. And though I may be on the slow side, and be working on my second attempt, here we are today.
A blog. Here. A website. Now. Art. Today.
I can't stress it more to you, if you think you can do it, DO it. What is the worst that will happen? You might fail? Failure itself is NOT a bad thing. It is a try that didn't come out the way we expected. So we can do it again, or change course entirely. But it was a learning experience.
Stretch a little outside your comfort zone and get out there and try, whatever your dream may be. Figure out what you need. More business skills? Hit the community college. More experience? Practice. Find a mentor or even volunteer to gain that experience. Figure out what it is you need to make your dreams come true.