This morning in my weekly email, I talked about setting some GIANT goals and how I feel excited rather than overwhelmed about them. I talked a bit about Lisa Congdon's Become a Working Artist class. As I look back over my notes from class, I remembered this...
Embrace yourself as an artist. Believing it is possible is the first step.
Thursday, I went to a coffee meet up of freelancing creatives. I took a deep breath and introduced myself as "Crystal Moody, artist." It was so hard not to follow it up with some kind of explanation but I didn't. I owned it and you know what? Everyone accepted it. It wasn't a big deal at all.
How many other things are like that? Today I encourage you to own it. Put it down on paper, own it, and embrace yourself. I've been faking it for a long time. It's time to start making it.