there are days when i love to dance the sweet dance of life. there are days when it seems like the sun and all the birds are singing a chorus to dance to! there are days when there’s no where else i’d rather be.
but then there are days when it’s too scary to step out onto the dance floor. i’m scared of what people will think. i’m scared of being judged. i’m scared what my close loved ones will say when they see how i really dance. i’ve been told by people that i’m not good at what i love to do. i’ve been told that my work is worth nothing. i’ve been told i’m wasting my time. how sad is that? it’s hard to ignore those little voices because for some reason they are louder than the encouraging ones.
yesterday i put my first piece of work on etsy…just cause. just to try to conquer that fear that’s so afraid of rejection and judgment. it was one of the scariest things i’ve ever done. will people just laugh at me? will they think what i like to do is ugly? will any one ever buy anything or am i just wasting my time?
it was just one painting. soon there will be more. but it was just the first step out onto the dance floor…