Only 5 artist dates left this year!!
Today’s artist date was a bit of a risky adventure. Today I took a ride, no destination planned, with my workout playlist blasting on the radio. I know people driving by saw me jamming 😂😂 It felt good. Relieved some pressure AND I found the cutest coffee shop open today! It was right by the water too.
I think this consistency with artist dates has really helped me to respect myself as an artist. I do struggle with what I think of how others respect me as an artist. It often feels like I don’t have much to show for it. One of the most frequent internal reactions to my insecurity is, “Let’s see them try to write where the world can see them on a daily basis.” And then my response to that is “Some or most of them could write amazing stuff. That’s not something I’d like to take away from them, but sure I’d challenge them.” And then I think, “Imagine how great it would be to inspire someone who looks down on me as a writer, to not only write better than me but to write daily for years.” One article better than me is no sweat. I give that position away. But better than me on a daily basis for years? That is where I find my confidence; in my consistency.
Death will be even sweeter knowing that I did my best everyday to work toward my dreams.
Artist dates!! Tell me about them. Have you tried? Are you struggling to go? (I sure do) Are you going and not telling me? ( that’s ok too)