Note to Self
I’m currently working on a number of projects, both professional (i.e., for “work”) and more personal. The work projects are research manuscripts, the likes of which you’ve read about here before. With the semester starting in just a few short days, and my tenure clock ticking ever louder, the import of writing and securing publications in professional journals couldn’t be greater. At the same time, I’m giving birth to an idea that has been bubbling in my heart and soul for some time. A new photography project that is very personal, yet equally universal.
I’m excited about what is on the horizon for me in both of these veins. But I’m feeling more cautious, more protective, more tentative about unleashing this photography project in comparison to pursuing my professional endeavors. I guess it’s only natural considering I’ve been at the publishing game in academia for some time, and my journey into photography, creativity, and artistry is much more recent. I am feeling the fear of “putting myself out there.” I’m feeling a tightening in my throat, a knot in my stomach, a rapidity of my heartbeat as I think about sharing this photography dream of mine. I’m feeling the doubts creep in and I’m hearing the demons whispering admonishments in my ears. So I want to acknowledge these fears, console them a bit, and do it anyway. I want to embrace my trust in the Universe to do its thing. And I want to post this note to self…
Do you have any dreams to unleash? Are you feeling the fear and doing it anyway? Do you need a note to self? BTW, my gorgeous necklace was made just for me by the talented and lovely Celina.
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