I just erased that first sentence. Yes I did, but you’d never know. Editing is too easy here.
It’s easy to bottle up and hide and not try new things
For fear of over-displaying a lack of knowledge
It’s easy to feel intimidated by the writing for the masses that is the internet.
It’s easy to give in to perfectionism and bottle up your best ideas.
It’s easy to say ‘that post is not good enough’, close the window, shut the screen and never share your hopes, dreams, words, and art with anyone at all.
Even those few who do care and read your blog.
Some days it’s easy to hide in perfectionism, comparing yourself to your writer mother and photographer husband and then saying this is substandard ( even though their standard is not your own). And then never writing or sharing pictures at all.
I need to remind myself I am not them.
My space is here. Small and close so far.
I should feel free to just write and say and share the things I need to write and say and share.
Not stuttering over normal everyday sentences.
Not worrying too much about pictures where the ISO isn’t quite right.
Just saying things and sharing things.
That is all.
My favorite thing this week:
And that is the noisy picture that brought my thoughts to these words.
I was too impatient to wait til morning to take this picture.
And apparently could not find a light switch.
What was your favorite thing this last week?