jill honeycutt

DESIGNER + CREATIVE THINKER

the war of art.

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"Resistance cannot be seen, touched, heard, or smelled. But it can be felt. We experience it as an energy field radiating from a work-in-potential. It's a repelling force. It's negative. Its aim is to shove us away, distract us, prevent us from doing our work."

"The war of art - break through the blocks and win your inner creative battles"  by Steven Pressfield

That is how I feel about a lot of things in my life. For example, I've worked and reworked my website ten thousand times and it never seems just right. I know what I want it to look like and what I want it to accomplish, but that resistance kills me every stinkin' time. I struggle with thoughts of insecurity that my blog won't be as cool as some of my favorite bloggers out there. (like this one, this one, or this one)

So, I went online and bought this Emily McDowell print because, well, that is what I do. Plus, it describes my thoughts for the last few months.

Sometimes I let my insecurities completely paralyze me. I subconsciously think if I don't do anything at all it is better than trying and failing. I read blog after blog about how to blog and how to make your presence on the web a good one, etc. but when is enough enough? When is it time to just do it? (Also, isn't it crazy that reading a blog about blogging is even a thing?)

That time is now. right now. This is the real deal. I've promised myself not to sugarcoat things or stage thoughts/places/feelings that aren't real. If my desk looks like WWII, well that is what I will show you. I'm like every other creative out there, I have my ups and my downs. I have days that I simply don't want to freelance and stare at my screen at all, then I have days I power through hours of design time. The struggle is real, y'all and we are all in this together, right?