Secret #9 Transcending rejection and roadblocks. At first I really did not resonate with this chapter at all. I feel like the newbie who is still discovering what kind of Art she wants to make or what kind of stories to write. I haven't put myself out there yet. I have an etsy shop but I have never put anything in it. I don't think I am at the point where anyone would want to purchase what I have done. I think I am still in the learning stage. I post what I do on my blog so I do open myself up there. People are always nice; I never get any negative comments.
I think the rejection thing won't happen for me until I try to publish something, or offer work for sale and so forth. Any roadblocks that I encounter are ones that I put in front of myself. Whenever I am doubting myself or my abilities I always like to remember Brenda Euland's quote. "Everyone is talented, original and has something important to say."
When I wonder if I should still write or make Art, I try to not do it and it becomes impossible. I get antsy if I am out and don't have a pen and notebook with me. If I haven't done a journal page or worked on a painting or tried a new technique I become depressed. It is like these actions are part of me, the same as breathing. I will always be a writer and an Artist because that is what I do.