I recently gave my really AMAZING sisters* some advice I need to take for myself. To just be yourself and not to worry too much about what others think. Pretty mind-blowing and profound advice, I know. Maybe I should trademark that a la Taylor Swift? *ZING!*
But it is quite hard to just be yourself when yourself is always evolving and sometimes you're not even sure anymore? It's even worse when you're putting yourself out there for a job, relationship, to follow your passion and/or in the digital world. SO SCARY.
I mentioned a few times that this space is for me to discover what Grace 4.0 is about and be comfortable with it. What I recently discovered is the following:
I think I can do anything and nothing all at once. For example, I look at luscious floral arrangements that are in the style of the Dutch Still-Lifes and think, oh, I can do that. Then I realize half-way through, crap, this is MUCH harder than expected....CRAP! I perservere because I'm too cheap to waste flowers but mainly, because I don't want to give up. Then the realization that I don't even "try" when it comes to certain areas of my life ( following passions and standing up more for what I believe in ) because it's scary or I'm afraid of what others may think... When I should have the same mindset of persevering and not giving up.
The finished the arrangement while not perfect by any means, still gave me so much joy.
* all sisters and brothers are amazing :) but mine are even more so.