What people think ISN'T YOUR BUSINESS.
The sooner you learn it - You will be FREE.
I started this blog two years ago *tomorrow*, and my intention with it was to tackle my perfectionism. In the course of these two years, a lot more has come my way: I've learned to hone a sense of discipline, access writing flow pretty much any time I would sit to write, allow my feelings and thoughts to flourish on the page and for stories and characters to emerge, and I also learned how much I deeply care - and fear - the ole' 'WHAT PEOPLE THINK' conundrum.
So how do I tackle that "lovely" beast!?!
By repeating this mantra with the same daily discipline that I've given to this very blog.
Every day I shall meditate on this saying for even only a few seconds, until I will actually believe it enough to follow its advice. It may be simple, but it is not easy.
P.S. credit should be given when credit is due: Reese Witherspoon talked about a version of this mantra/advice on one of her social media platforms.
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman