What if I fly?

For the April A-Z blogging challenge, I’ll be blogging about my latest release, The Caretaker of Imagination.
One of my guiding quotes is the following, from a young Australian poet:
What if I fall?
Oh but my darling, what if you fly?
I have this written up on my 2015 inspiration board (which I know is SUPER cheesy, but it works for me!) because sometimes I don’t like the idea of taking a risk; of giving something a go.
It was this thinking that stopped me from giving writing a go when I was younger. Fortunately, I was encouraged by some of my friends, and I eventually gave it a go (and I’m SO glad I did – I’m so much happier now that I’m truly following my passions).
Even though I made writing happen, there are still things that I want to do but am scared of failing at. I don’t think it ever ends – there are always bigger mountains to climb – but I thought I’d share a few of them with you. I think we all need reminders sometimes that each of us are on our own personal journeys, and that success and happiness looks different for everyone.
  • Hold my own art exhibition. What if no one buys my work? What if no one likes my work? What if I’m just not good enough?
  • Write a book for adults. What if I’m not old / wise / mature enough to write for people older than me? Will I have to include romantic stuff?
  • Sell book merchandise online. What if no one cares about my work enough to buy merch? Am I trying to punch above my weight?
In theory, I know that these are silly things to worry about, but identifying the reasons that are holding me back from something helps face them, and plough ahead anyway.
What are some things that you are scared about giving a go?

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6 Responses to “What if I fly?

  • based on how long it’s taking me to finish, I would say publishing is what scares me. I like the quote, I will remember it.

    • zeesouthcombe@gmail.com
      3 years ago

      The longer it takes, the harder the finality hits, right?

  • Love this post. It’s a topic that comes up so often for the two of us 🙂

    • zeesouthcombe@gmail.com
      3 years ago

      Haha yes it does, but still so important, for so many people 🙂

  • Love that quote. Thank you for reminding me. It’s so easy to jump ahead and see all the flaws in the plan. But then again, things just might work out:)

    • zeesouthcombe@gmail.com
      3 years ago

      And there are always some flaws, aren’t there? Maybe it’s okay to have a few things that aren’t ironed out. And maybe they’ll go wrong – or other things will go wrong – and we’ll learn from them.

      EVERYTHING happens for a reason.

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