The deep end.

If I were my own best friend I would tell myself to….

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…jump in already.

***If this blog were a giant swimming pool I would share with you that I tiptoed into the edge of it about 3 months ago. I got my toes wet and waded in up to my ankles. And there I have sat. The water was a little cold. I hung out on the edge and got used to it. I watched the rest of the pool. Feet in, rest of me out. Not really content, but stuck.  

You see, I didn’t know what to write about. I didn’t know what I wanted to say. I was nervous about drawing again. I couldn’t come up with a “great idea.” I couldn’t think of anything that would really change my life or anyone else’s. I pretty  much thought anything I posted would suck (Sorry mom, if you’re reading this, I can’t think of a better word than ‘suck’ to describe this.)

So I waited for inspiration. And I waited. And I waited. And the funny thing is… nothing really happened. Except maybe my toes turned into prunes waiting in the water (you know that weird thing that happens when your fingers and toes get all wrinkly when you’ve been in the water for awhile – what’s that all about anyway??). 

Finally, this week, I realized I just need to jump in. I miss this space. I miss the interaction with you wonderful people who read this. My writing and drawing are a bit rusty, my mind is a bit dusty, but who cares?!?! You gotta start somewhere!  

Is there anything you’ve been putting off? Have you waded into the shallow end and sat watching the deep end with some mix of envy and trepidation while your toes turned into prunes? Care to join me in the deep water??? (cue the sound of Tarzan yelling, see the flash of skin and lycra that goes whizzing by, then nothing but a giant joyous splash…) 

I’m back! 🙂 

13 responses to “The deep end.

  1. Welcome Back! I’ve missed you.
    What have I been putting off? Sheesh, the list is a mile long. I need to pick one and get started. Thanks for the motivation.

  2. Welcome back. I missed you too. I will look forward to your drawings and thoughts!

  3. Thank you for writing again! I LOVE your drawings and insights!

  4. YAY! You’re back! When are you going to make this into a book? Or a calendar? We need you’re lovely drawings and your sweet reminders of what it’s like to be human!

  5. Thank you Rachel, I’ve missed you and your inspiration!!!!!!
    ……..and I second the motion that you should publish your stuff.
    I too, need to take a plunge, but paralyzed with fear.

  6. Missed your blog terribly. So glad you are sharing your creative talent and insightful thoughts with us. I am ready to take the plunge! xoxo Zita

  7. I am so glad to see you take the plunge and return to your blogs.. Your creativity is so inspiring and relates to all that makes us human. Taking the “jump” into the unknown is scary, but it helps us to grow and to understand our own strengths and weaknesses. Knowing you’re not alone out there is truly a motivator. Keep it up!!! XOXO

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