I mean that.
This week has been an interesting one thanks to you – those who read this stuff I throw out there. In response to a call for advice last week, you came through. I’m feeling like the stifling pressure (I was putting on myself) has been lessened, and I owe that to you, not only for responding, but also listening.
Just the other day, while cycling to work, some wonderfully creative ideas came floating up to the surface of my mind – from out of nowhere (that beautiful place where creativity lives). I found myself biking along – amid the noisy insanity of Toronto traffic – with a big goofy smile of contentment across my face.
I felt it was important to record all this wisdom and encouragement you shared. There were so many great little nuggets, and by posting them here I’ll be able to return to them anytime I feel that pressure creeping up on me again. From each of your comments I pulled out the essence (and may have edited just slightly, given they were conversational comments that might require context).
Thanks everyone who left me a note, as well as those who spoke with me directly. It really means a lot. I’m feeling the love this week.
Nuggets of Wisdom and Encouragement from Readers
On deciding what to do next:
On being ready to write a book:
On being true to yourself:
On writing a book:
On making things happen for yourself:
On being a person who thinks too much: