Sometimes I lie awake at night unable to sleep because my mind is brimming with multiple ideas of things I can create. I think one of the main reasons my creativity is “poppin” is because I am beginning to feel way more settled in doing what I am good at. Another is the encouragement I get from my husband, he often challenges me to try doing things I have assumed I could never be good at. I am quite excited to see what comes from my dreaming, planning and trying.
A couple of weeks ago, I was listening to a podcast of an author sharing her story of how she published her first book. I don’t remember much of what she said except for one verse: Do not despise the day of small beginnings. That verse has stuck to my mind as I tackle my writing or other projects that I am trying out. I don’t think I am the only one who wishes I had instant success in everything I do. All these videos that go viral instantly give me the false sense that to be successful I need everything to go perfectly from the moment I start. I don’t know about you but often my reality is far from that. I have to work very hard and not give up when success is harder to acquire than I expected. I really appreciate this verse as I pursue writing more books and tackle several other creative outlets I am currently immersed in.
Humble beginnings never hurt anyone.