I've had this post on my mind for a couple of weeks now, and the concept for much longer. And writing about it has been a little hard because it is something I have struggled with for years and wasn't quite sure I was ready to deal with it. But I met someone yesterday who told me, almost word for word, some of the things that I had been thinking about, so I knew it was about darn time I faced this issue head on, for real this time.
There are some times when I am confident about what I bring to the table but other times, especially creatively, I tend to undermine my ability and easily get intimidated by the millions of other people who seem to do the same things so effortlessly and seemingly better. But as the lovely lady I met yesterday said to me, don't focus on what others are doing. There's a part that's missing that only you can fill.
We have each been given gifts for a reason and there's an audience waiting to receive the expression of that gift. So don't cheat the world of your gifts. Express them and do it with all your heart. You have something to offer. It may not look like the people you admire, it may not seem like the popular thing to do or in my case, it may feel like a cliché coz everyone seems to do doing it. But regardless, what you have is unique, it is valuable and it is necessary!