I have always been private... over the years I realized I was private to protect myself. Scared to show too much (AKA held back by Fear).
Let me go back and share something... In high school, I had an English teacher who told me I was terrible in English and that I could not write. This statement became my limiting belief that took almost 30 years to over come.
I started to brave the world of journalling for myself in my 30's and then decided to design books to spread the power behind doodling.
This step into the unknown was terrifying. Who really wants to be a target for being criticized and judged?
What I learned, was it was well worth it. Moving past my limiting beliefs, there was an incredible weight that was lifted and helped me feel free to be me. Yes, I still am tender at times. But for the most part, I keep writing and I am very aware when those voices come in.
Do you have a story around something that was said or perhaps that was not said (yet suggested), that has an impact on how you live your life or stopping you from trying?
Doodles From the Soul will be writing from my heart. Not always grammatically correct, but authentically my own. The biggest teachings, inspirations and moments come from sharing. This is my promise to myself and to you moving forward.
In addition to my own writing, I love quotes. I will share one that speaks to me for that week. There is something very powerful behind a simple quote. A gentle inspiration or reminder that can help us to move in a positive direction.
And so here is this weeks quote:
“Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience adventure or to be limited by the fear of it.” – Judy Blume
I hope some of these doodles relate to you and if you have any stories you would like to share, please always reach out, as I would love to hear from you.
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