The Slog of Starting Over
day #18/100: a short poem on my creative process 🌸
I’ll never say it out loud but the idea of a fresh start is terrifying my ego screams IT (YOU) WILL NEVER AMOUNT TO ANYTHING my traitorous heart looks at the measly string of its digital counterparts and palpitates I tell myself it’s fine, it’s to be expected. better to be at the bottom of the ladder you actually wanna climb but no one said that it would be this much of a slog — hacking through the brambles of my mind to get to the paltry words underneath. but maybe that’s just part of the process — getting into the groove, flexing atrophied muscles, committing to it, over and over again, until it becomes less like a slog and more like second nature. and one day, we might look back and realize it was better to start scared than to not start at all. 🤍
I wrote this today while on my morning walk. Since starting the 100-day project, I’ve been thinking about restarting our social media efforts for my business, as well. It’s nerve-wracking, yet it also feels right.
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