Your challenge is to write down every thought you've had around your creativity that includes regret, remorse, jealousy or envy. Write it all down in gloriously petulant fashion. It could look like this:
- My third grade teacher made me mouth the words in the choir because my voice stunk.
- I didn't get any grant proposals accepted at Canada Council.
- One of my friends just published her third book.
- I didn't enter any competitions with my work because I decided there was no point.
You get the idea. Now the second part of this challenge will be to look at each of the items on your list and decide what you can do about it NOW. And by now - I mean right now or in the following weeks. For instance for the 3rd one, I could call my friend and ask her out for lunch, on me, and ask her if she would be willing to tell me about her experience of getting where she is today. I could look up competitions that seem workable and make up a competition schedule for the new year. I could find out when Canada Council is next taking proposals and get back on that horse. I could join a choir. You get it.
Now go! Here is a picture of my granddaughter singing in her choir. Hannah's the one with the hair band and no glasses - right in the centre.