This week’s inspiration came from Kori at http://ecotonethreads.com .
Her work makes me giddy. It is so fresh and authentic. Most importantly, it served as a crucial reminder for me to find my own strong voice. My own work.
Part of the process I have been going through is trying to figure out a business model. What do I make? What is special/appealing/unique/of value about that? Is this an item I can find a market for? How much time/money will it take me to produce these items? How much will I sell these for? How much can I sell them for? Blah, blah, blah.
Some of these questions lead me to another: Am I making choices based on what I think I can sell/others will value? Well of course, in some ways I have too, but I don’t have to sell out. If I am truly meant to be a weaver than I was meant to be myself as a weaver. Do my own work. Make my own statement. Contribute in a different way, even if that leads me to a place of vulnerability.
I have to become better aquainted with vulnerability. Being true to who I am meant to be and to contribute what I am meant to is uncomfortable and scary. Putting ourselves out there honestly is risking failure, being misunderstood, not understood. What if other’s don’t find my contribution valuable?
Do I have a choice?
No! There is no substitute. I reject mediocrity. I reject fear as a decision making tool. I must be who I am meant to be. Even if in the end it means failing beautifully. I must trust.
It has been a colorful week: