Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given to you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now, and perhaps without even knowing it, you will live along some distant day into the answers. - Rainer Maria Rilke

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Inspiration often comes from unexpected places.....

The back story:  One of my biggest hurdles to overcome in life is fear.  I have a lot of it, and many times it keeps me from doing what I really want to do.  I am scared to do it (whatever that is), of what will happen if I do good, what will happen if I fail. It has been that way for me with Graphic Design and freelancing, mostly in finding the work.  I have been afraid to put myself and of course, my work, out for the public to view.  I have faith in myself my talent, and abilities, I do.  I do good, great and even sometimes even awesome work, but I let the fear of others not believing in me hold me back.

Now back to the inspiration:
My daughter Katy.  She is so fearless and inspirational to to me.  Yesterday she came home with all the information to sell Girl Scout Cookies (you can contact me to order after Jan 1).  She is so excited about this.  She loves to go and ask people if they will buy things from her.  She has fears too, she can be extremely shy at times, but she doesn't let that hold her back and not sell, or not ask for support.

So I am trying to learn from her and her example.  It's ok to have the fears, just don't let them keep you from doing something that you really want to do.

My goals for this coming year are not to let the fear keep me from putting myself out there and pursuing new work! Not to be afraid of failure or even success.

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