I have been reading Big Magic by @elizabeth_gilbert_writer. She says early in the book that if you want creativity in your life you have to make space for fear. She says she tells her fear that it can have a seat in the car and come along for the ride but under no circumstances will it be allowed to navigate or drive. I've been thinking about this and getting comfortable with the fear that is sidling up next to me as I embark on my own new creative journey.
I thought about fear last week as I chased my fastest friend around the track at speeds I wouldn't have hit by myself. I thought about fear as I battled a windy lake for two hours on a paddleboard with Mary yesterday. Today I took my fear, hopefully a little exhausted at this point, on a hard, hot, humid road-to-trail run, where I had a little dance party with my fear in the middle of the woods.
I have taken Liz's wise words to heart; if fear is going to come along on my creative road trip, it's going to have to keep up with all the other stuff, too.
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