As someone who is an introvert, awkward and has social anxiety, writing has always been my safe haven. People may look at it as a hobby, but I see it as an anchor in life. It can hold you down from going insane from your own thoughts. The sense of relief from letting your consuming thoughts out in writing is undefeated.
I’m able to share this feeling of free expression and solace with writing that musicians have with having their lyrics transform into a melodious track. Or, how an artist can express their perspective of life onto a canvas.
I believe I was born to create. But, majority of creatives, including myself, struggle with the idea of whether or not we’ll be successful because there isn’t a set plan laid out for us. Or, struggle with the constant thought of: Am I good enough? When there are many photographers, singers and actors out there, it takes the question of "Am I good enough?" a step further into, Am I good enough to stand out?
The First Step is Easy: Just Start
Ideas would always fly in my head, but I wouldn’t act on most of them mainly out of fear. "What are people going to think?" "Will they like it?" In order to create my own website with my own content, I had to shake the mentality of being a “perfectionist” and being self-conscious about how others will perceive my work. I also had to stop comparing myself to others.
Everyone has their own designated path; some paths require more time than others. When you begin to compare your path to someone else's, you begin to subconsciously shift your own path into the wrong direction. What worked for them may not necessarily work for you. Push away the doubt & comparisons, stop running and just START.
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