T is for Trust

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I am trusting the creativity and I am trusting myself to sit down and write down the ideas, the inspirations, the stories that fill my head, my heart, my whole body.

I signed up for this challenge very last minute and like a lot of things, I have to admit, I tend to let things slip away, avoiding them because my ego gets itself wiggled into my thoughts that maybe I can’t finish this challenge, maybe I won’t finish the story and send it into the contest, maybe I won’t send a query letter to publishers to share my manuscript. Ever hear that self-doubter voice? Mine is a little bratty girl who thinks she knows it all, but guess what? She doesn’t. I give her plenty of time outs so that I am able to sit down and write and follow through, press submit to a contest, and yes, I’m still working on that query letter, but I trust I will, because the drive for me to share the creativity is stronger than any little temper tantrum little girl not getting her way. That’s right ego, I’m talking about you.

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Creativity requires faith. Faith requires that we relinquish control. This is frightening, and we resist it. Our resistance to our creativity is a form of self-destruction We throw up roadblocks on our own path….This manifests itself as sluggish, confusion, “I don’t know”. The truth is, we do know and we know that we know. Each of us has an inner dream that we can unfold if we will just have the courage to admits what it is. And the faith to trust our own admission. ~ Julia Cameron

It is hard to admit that we actually know that we are to be creating, and trust tat we know this. I trust the creativity and I trust that I will follow through and I am the only one who can follow through. If I need to ask for help to follow through that’s okay, we all need a little help from time to time. A gentle nudge and hug to say ‘you can do this.’

You can do this.

Until next time, keep on typing….

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3 thoughts on “T is for Trust

  1. Great post. Thanks for sharing. I love your picture of ego as well. Mine sure likes to get in my way. I try to fit it into my back pocket, but every now and then (okay often) it slips out and messes with my head.
    I’ll be back.
    Best Wishes
    Jo-Ann

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  2. It’s hard to trust yourself when the ego is screaming at you. I struggle with trusting myself as a writer because I am afraid of the uncertain. But I think the more I write, the more I will trust in my abilities.

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  3. Writing is hard, very hard, but I believe you have to keep going with it. It’s so easy to give in to doubt and fear but trusting in yourself and having faith in your work are vital attributes of all writers. If it was easy we’d all be doing it. Anyone that writes deserves huge credit. I take my hat off to all writers out there.

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