1. What one thing did you do better today?
This is for anyone who feels insecure when exposing themselves – as a person or as a creative – with a silent but persistent voice in their head saying “Who do you think you are?” or “What will others think of me / my work?”. First of all – I feel you! I think many (correct me if I am wrong to say maybe most of us) feel that way. Just not many say it out loud. You might think it comes easy for me writing and sharing personal thoughts as I these days do so on a daily basis. Is it always easy? Hell no. It gets easier with time and it feels better when I think there is something of value I am writing about. However my thoughts come up with questions like “Vida, what if others think you are oversharing and nobody cares?”, “What if others start to see you as this mental freak, always opening up on some deep topics and wonder why don’t you just give everyone a break?”, “What if the artworks you post are not well thought through and you are sharing some shitty pieces?” as well as the general ones “Is this even relevant to anyone?”, “Is it good enough?”, “Will I ever be good?”, “Does anyone care?”. But then I remind myself … I am doing this for a good cause. I rather expose myself to being judged or not liked or not admired as long as there is a chance I touch someone with my words or inspire someone with the artwork I create. Rather than staying small and subsiding to my fears and insecurities I decide to do my part in making the world a better, more honest and connected place in the way I find suitable for myself.
2. Has doing so made you or someone else feel better?
Will use this opportunity to mention some people that through sharing themselves inspire me.
3. Has it brought any new realisations?
This is for anyone who feels insecure when exposing themselves – as a person or as a creative – Don’t rob the world of your gifts!!