Twice this week I have heard the mention of how your thoughts become tangible and real when you write them down. This couldn’t be more true for me lately.
As mentioned in past blogs, I have been trying to figure out how to get back on track, who I am now, where I want to go. I sat down and started writing. I started vague. I want sunshine, I want to inspire, I want to live and get paid to be creative. I just let it all out. As small pieces came out, I could step back and see a bigger picture forming. It’s as if I had all these puzzle pieces floating around and they just needed pulled out and laid in front of me to figure out how to start piecing them together.
Now I have all these pieces of paper with what I want written all over them. Unfortunately, I can’t just stop there. So many of us want something… friends, reaching a dream, to get in better shape, etc. The hard part is the action. I can sit and dream about having abs again, but unless I’m willing to do some sit-ups and lose a little weight, then it’s just thoughts.
It’s so easy to get overwhelmed by the process. We see the big goal and we don’t see the path to get there. The real trick is the little steps. Children don’t learn to walk over night. They learn to pull themselves up, they strengthen their legs, they walk along furniture, and eventually they’re running all over the place. It starts with small movements.
Every day I give myself at least one action; a phone call, an e-mail, some research, buying business cards, etc. My small steps started about two weeks ago. It started with writing what I wanted. Then it involved making some phone calls. The ripples of those small steps already have me reeling. I’ve booked 4 art shows (local, national, and international). I have made some good contacts with future plans to partner. I have classes scheduled. I am selling work. I have a few interviews lined up. Things are good. It all came from a few small steps.