Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway
My daughter Nelly's Journal Circle Theme is Words to Live By. These words are the most life changing words for me ever. In the late 80's I read this book "Feel the fear and do it anyway" by Susan Jeffers. Just a simple message but for me at the time I was going through some insecurities and it was so powerful for me. Sometimes you read a book and it changes your whole life. This was one of those books.
It is something I say to myself all the time. I say it to anyone that I feel is struggling. If you have time to read it. It is such a simple read. Even if you don't like to read it is simple. It may just change your life. What do you have to lose. Feel the fear and do it anyway. Love that!
So anyway, the reason I made this painting in this style is because it is a style that I struggle with. I have taken classes with Jesse Reno and Flora Bowley. I took those classes knowing that I struggle with that kind of free painting. Seeeeee I felt the fear and did it anyway! I have learned a lot of valuable things from those classes. So if I would have let my insecurities get the best of me I would not have learned some new tools.
Also, I will be having surgery on my foot tomorrow. Ahhhhhh!!!! Dr Skip will be repairing my Achilles Tendon and removing some bone spurs. I had my right foot done 3 years ago. It was a long recovery but so worth it!! So I am choosing to feel the fear and do it anyway. I am choosing to think of all the walking and exercise I will be able to do after this is healed. It will change my life. I was an athlete in my younger days. My sister Jamie and girlfriend Dolly use to run 6 to 8 miles a day. I am paying for it today. But I will look forward to the day when I can at least walk (not run) 6 to 8 miles. I crave exercise!! Yes I am one of those crazy ones. Love the rush of adrenaline. I will be able to shed these unwanted pounds and be thin again.
I read the Art Saves Book from Jenny Doh last week on vacation. It was wonderful.
I also wanted to let you know that on August 22, 2011 I will be the Guest Curator and also have my Art Saves story on the Internet magazine Cresendoh.
Talk about excited!!!! When I was asked by Jenny to participate I was jumping for joy. Literally!!! Not kidding!!! I called every relative and friend I knew.
What an honor. So check it out!!!
All because I sent a blog post to Jenny .
I love you Jenny Doh!!!!
Again!!!! I felt the fear and did it anyway!
So if there is something that you want to do that you let fear get in the way.
Feel the Fear and do it anyway.
Everyone is scared. Just feel and do anyway.
XXXOOO Everyone! See you in about a week. I figure that is how long it will take for me to get out of my fog!!!
Wish me luck!!!