Now that I am home and back to a regular routine, I find my mind wandering to what's next. I am working on getting some paintings ready to open my etsy shop and I'm excited about that but scared at the same time. I keep telling myself to not worry about what anyone thinks, that I'm new at this and will make mistakes and it is OK if no one likes my art. Then why does my heart pound every time I think of it.?
I just saw the movie Amelia last night. She told a young girl that was asking her advice to not quit when others tell you that you can't do it. That she got a lot of people telling her that and she didn't listen to them and kept doing what her heart told her she had to do. I also read the book, The American Pearl. A story about a woman who rowed across the Atlantic Ocean. I seem to be drawn to women adventurers, women trailblazers who exhibit determination and grit in the face of adversity and criticism. I admire the hope they bring to others. How they impact the world that they live in and those around them. All they did was follow their passion and not quit. That is what I want to do, no matter how scary it may be or how many people say I can't do it or how many mistakes I make along the way. The journey is the adventure not the destination.