Though I’ve heard it many times before, I was surprised to find that this quote is first attributed to Charles Dickens’ Pickwick Papers. (Not Justin Bieber, strangely enough.)
As a creative, you will encounter many roadblocks. You will experience many naysayers along your journey…as well as your own internal voice that talks you down from that ledge of dreams. Don’t rule the possibilities out…and keep dreaming.
Though I am egotistical enough to attribute this quote to me, it’s kind of an adaptation of the Maya Angelou quote:
You are alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.
However the quote above is what I often try to remind myself of, when things get too much or are overwhelming. Please share with anyone who may feel self-doubt or unworthiness, because they (and you) are always, always enough.
I took an impromptu hiatus from this blog because I was hard at work on many other things.
My day job managing the online presence of Studio 3, Inc., posts in collaborations with brands that can’t go live yet, reorganizing and re-linking my entire DIY gallery (still a work in progress), planning out new content for Chic Steals, making jewelry and baubles to launch my line soon, working on videos with Uncommon Era, plus personal things threatening to reach out and swallow me whole…yup, it’s been a very busy March so far.
I’ve had to let a lot of things slide.
Plus being so busy has begun to make me doubt myself…is it worth it to be this busy? Am I doing to much? Should I lay any one of the above to rest?
Of course, with these thoughts circling in my head it has been hard to write about being creative. So I took a little time and put together this bit of typography just to flex those creative muscles.
And I find, that if I can lay those nagging doubts to rest and just do something, regardless, I start to feel more creative, and back to my old self again.
How do you deal with creative block?
Typography layout by me. Link, share & pin as much as you like! Share and share alike
Hi, I'm Carly. I LOVE making things: all things, from clothing to jewelry, accessories, crafts, and home decor. I infuse my life and wardrobe with DIY creativity while staying on a budget. This site is about looking and living chic for a steal, and this is how I do it.