Learning how to be creative with what has already been given to me.
Recently I’ve been trying to regain my creative juices… I didn’t even know it was lost until I caught myself making excuses for my stagnancy. I would look at other bloggers and vloggers and say, “well they have a better camera, a better lens, a better boyfriend, a better photographer, a better bank account…”
Excuses. Excuses. Excuses. All excuses.
I recall a time when I first started blogging 3 years ago. Oh the excitement… I used to make videos, edit videos on my very slow MacBook, ask any and everyone to take my pictures (especially after church..) and sometimes even take them myself! (Camera, tripod, & nosey neighbors all ahead of me, watching me go!)
And now, even with my sisters in full support of my picture taking obsession, I still find myself making excuses. I’ve promised video on top of video. (I KNOW you all specifically want an updated hair video since many of you think my hair growth is magic. And I have beauty products sitting in front of me that I should have reviewed ages ago!)
Could it be that I lack motivation? Or has it been that I’ve been making excuses for myself when I compare myself and my journey to those of others. God has indeed been dealing with me on this subject. And I thought it necessary to share a thing or two on it…
What is it that you want to do that you haven’t done already?
For me, I have always wanted to make the shift of personal style blogging to “lifestyle” blogging. Personal style blogging is so unfulfilling for me.
Okay- so I share how I wear clothes? What else?
The goal was always to share my other talents. I have a serial passion for professional development and career coaching… I even started another blog but have yet to publish it because, again, EXCUSES. I fear that many of my followers and readers will be confused on the change… But I mean, who should care? Not me.. If it is something that I am passionate about, then certainly that passion should shine through…
We’ve all been given a measure of grace to do something that will bring us fulfillment and success. Tapping into that grace is the tricky part. My suggestion is that we start to work with what we have, and honor God with what we’ve been blessed with.
To make this blog post shorter, I want to challenge you all to do what keeps you up at night. DO it…with intentions on failing…so that when you succeed, you can laugh at yourself for being so afraid of the unknown.