I’ve just scribbled out the words to my December newsletter.
Months ago I considered quitting.
Quitting because of my perception of a very low number of readers.
Okay, not perception.
Now, I’m in a new place.
Not just a cute ending to a post but a decision.
Continue and believe.
Still, there are timely decisions to be made and those decisions don’t feel insignificant.
They feel like the can’t avoid nudging in my journey in writing and in art.
Deadlines and expiration dates, a place that’s not working when people ask
where can I find your art?
And I’m so unskilled when it comes to technology.
Plus, I’m not rich.
I am leaning in to 2020 with the awareness of the need to be more visible.
More confident…a little less quiet?
To take myself seriously.
To understand that’s not pride; but, it is that same surrender.
Surrender, the word you keep circling in your journal.
Surrender and acceptance of God’s call for me to continue.
Create art and words that tell redemption’s story.
Emanate from the mercy you’ve been shown while making others curious over God.
Curious over mercy.
I could use some.
Stick with WordPress and try again to make it a place for art and words?
Switch to just basic WordPress, no art, no buying, just blogging about God and love and small things?
Create a separate and clean space for art, commissions, engagement?
I read or heard last week or the one before and I’m believing it:
To be an artist or any creative you must take your creativity seriously.
I’ll add my takeaway.
Others knew you when art or writing were just “hobbies” or eccentricities of you, you deep, you, inside your head too much. Many still believe this is true. Don’t be sidelined or offended.
Take your art seriously. Others will eventually. Often it’s strangers who believe most in you, the you you’re becoming.
If you’re one of my strangers, allow me to make this my Merry Christmas and Happy New decade and year to you!
Thank you for helping me continue!
I hope you do too.