Doubts can take over, if I’m not careful. They’re like big, dark clouds rolling in from a distance. They loom and threaten. They shift and move unpredictably.
They tell me this unconventional path won’t work. They tell me I should get a “real” job, stop my dreaming, and grow up. They tell me all about what normal people are doing. They point out that I have no experience as an entrepreneur, artist, handmade revivalist – so how the hell do I know what I’m doing? They tell me I should just quit and take the easy road.
Sometimes they properly bum me out and leave me in a tizzy.
But sometimes. Sometimes I’m ready and I don’t let them rain on my parade, no matter how big, dark or quick they are. I tell them that I tried conventional, just didn’t work out for me. I tell them I have a real job, am grown up, but will never stop dreaming. I tell them I’m most certainly not normal, thank ya very much. I tell them I have plenty of experience – just not the accredited kind. I tell them I’m already on the easy road, ’cause this road is paved with passion and joy.
As I learn to pay attention to what makes me happy, calms my fears and leaves me energized, I gain complete control. I can get rid of doubts, future funks, and any other melancholy moods. Plus I can take good moods and drive them straight to awesometown.
That’s what I did today. Even though it’s already the middle of May. And even though it wasn’t that cold. I had a cozy, crackly, warm fire. It took the dreary, sprinkly day and made it just perfect. I spent much of the day happily by the fire dreaming, drawing, and scheming.
Sure, I could’ve lived without it, but it made me happy, happy, happy to have my cozy, creative time. And now I feel refreshed and ready.
I urge you to pay attention to the little things that make you happy(er/est) and pursue them. Even if it’s impractical and silly. Do it. You won’t regret your happiness.
I hope you’re having a great week, too, and can find a few moments to pursue your happiness.