Creating something, anything, is most often not “easy”.
It may feel like it’s GOING to be, based on the perfect design in your head and the unquenchable determination and enthusiasm you may have to get started…
but soooo many times, halfway through the project you’re ready to just… to just SCREAAAAAAAM at the top of your lungs and throw something fragile against the wall just to watch it smash into a million pieces. (*ahem* ok, maybe YOU’RE not quite so dramatic.)
I’ve talked about this before, I know.
Creating something can be very, very challenging.
Mostly because the version we have in our heads is perfection… and we mere mortals are not very good at perfection.
And for some reason, we can’t seem to remember that DANG NABBIT little fact each time we embark upon a new project.
This Ugg-style boot cake that I made for my teenager had me throwing diva-style fits right and left nearly the entire time I was making it.
I straight up HATED this cake all the way, until about the time I was nearly finished with it.
In fact, for almost the entire duration of the project I was trying to come up with another (very quick and easy) design as an alternate cake that we could use to celebrate Lily’s birthday, AFTER CHUCKING THIS ONE INTO THE WOODS.
But there was one thing that kept me going on this project, and one thing only.
It’s that tiny little truth I’ve learned and somehow managed to retain in my overly dramatic brain over the years…
if you stick with your project to the end, there’s a good chance that your ugly little duckling may just turn into a gorgeous, graceful swan right before your very eyes. (Errr… or something close to it, anyway.)
Hold the line.
Don’t give up.
See it through.
And then if it’s still a pile of rubbish when you’re finished, go ahead and set it on fire.
But from my experience, there’s a VERY good chance that you won’t need to do that.
‘Cause the swan staring back at you at the end may just be kinda cute.
Not necessarily perfect, and maybe even nothing close to the vision you had in your head… but something to be proud of.
Either way and above all else, DO NOT stop “creating” (in whatever way you love).
It brings light and life to you and to the rest of this world.
EVEN when it’s not easy.
“Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.” – Theodore Isaac Rubin
So apparently, it seems, “easy” is highly overrated.
(A sentiment I clearly need hung up on my wall in flashing neon lights while in my kitchen.) Xx
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