"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do." -Mark Twain
I love that quote. Why? Because it is full of truth. Looking back on my life and thinking about what I've done...I also think about what I wish I would have done. It is those things that make me the saddest. I always think What if I would have tried that or went there. How would my life be different today? Would I have already been published? Would I be acting on the stage, behind a camera or sitting behind a microphone. Would I be rich, successful?
But then I also think...really none of those things matter to me. What I wish for the most is the knowledge and the courage I would have gained by at least trying. After all I love my life. My family. Perhaps if I would have taken certain risks, taken the road less traveled I wouldn't have met my husband, had my children and be living the life I have now.
So now is the time for me to become fearless. For me to try new things, learn and grow. To not be afraid to try.
Then why is it?
For the past few YEARS I have wanted to paint a canvass.
Yes, I said YEARS!
Oh, I did try my hand at it about 8 years ago but, in my opinion, failed. It looked just awful.
So I bought more books, read more blogs and studied techniques in hopes of gaining knowledge and courage to try again.
Each day I tell myself today is the day.
Well, I am here to tell you that TODAY really is the DAY! I am gonna do it. I have my canvass. my paints and I have a vision for my work!! I have been so inspired by Kelly Rae's ecourse and a new book by Shona Cole called "The Artistic Mother".
Today...I'm gonna get my feet wet.
Today I'm gonna be fearless.
"Do one thing every day that frightens you." -Eleanor Roosevelt
So, what frightens you? What is the ONE thing you have wanted to try but are scared to?? Let me know!!