What do you do when you’re on the edge? When you feel like something is coming, some change is about to roll in - how do you ride it? Where do you start?
Why is it that, so often, being on the edge of something feels like you’ve hit a wall? It’s like you don’t know where you are until you look up and realize the wall you thought you ran up against is actually a beautiful cliff. A cliff that requires you to take some sort of action, to do something, to make a move.
I actually read a little of this email and deleted it. "I've got stuff to do." Then a few hours later, I thought, "that perfectly describes me right now!" So I had to go back and get it out of the trash. Tiffany's good like that, it's like she sees through you.
Doing daily creative work means that I'm constantly changing. They're little changes, slow and gradual so it feels more like hills. After a year and a half of this, I'm pretty familiar with hitting walls too. I butt my head up against it for awhile but within a few days I usually find a path through.
But she's right. Lately, I'm on the edge of a cliff. Big things are coming. There's decisions to make. There's deadlines to meet. All of it is going to have a big impact on this little project of mine.
I like that she said...
This is the time to get to know your edge. To get comfortable there. To realize that this edge is a place where you are playing, that you are doing it, that you have arrived.
And this is the time to figure out which next step you are going to take, even though it’s vulnerable and terrifying and lonely and amazing. Even though it’s all of that.
It's time to take some deep breaths. Think. Remind myself what I really want. Make some plans and then break those down into some baby steps.
Thanks Tiffany. Love ya girl.