There have been many changes in my life recently, great ones. They’ve kept me busy.
A new home. A new town, a promotion to a dream job, and a new child. Amazing provisions for which I am unequivocally grateful.
Through it all, I waited. For the perfect post to begin my blog again. I searched for the perfect subject line, moving content, the best beginning, but I wrote nothing at all.
An email hit my inbox a few weeks ago from illustrator/writer Jessica Abel author of Growing Gills and my personal favorite Out on the Wire (which has an amazing podcast by the way). The title went like this – If you are waiting for conditions to be perfect, you’ll die waiting.
Distractions, both good and bad, are everywhere.
She said this in her email:
And it’s easy to look at all those things (any distraction in life) and despair, to think there’s no way you’ll ever get a handle on it all. You might be right. But here’s the big secret to having a sustainable creative life.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO.
You can CHOOSE your work even if everything else in your life isn’t dialed in.
You have a right and a responsibility to your creative work.
We’re imperfect people with imperfect schedules. Why would I think shaking the rust off would mean anything more than an okay post with mediocre passion for it?
It’s time now to move. For action.
I truly hoped to start blogging again with something amazing, but this is what you get. A resolve to not wait and a commitment to write. Also, an admission that I let the beast of perfection win for a while.
But no more.
In what area of your life are you waiting for perfect?