In my creative life, I have recently realized that I am held captive by my fear of failure. Afraid to put the brush to canvas because it is probably not going to come out how I envision. Afraid to turn on the sewing machine because I know I am not that great at sewing. Afraid to make a decision on furniture because then maybe I am not as savvy with decorating as I thought. Afraid to have a blog because what if I find out I have nothing to say. Afraid to step out on a new personal adventure for fear that I will feel like a total failure and loser. Lame I know because none of these thing even matter. Who cares if my painting doesn’t come out how I wanted, my furniture doesn’t match or that this next adventure may not go as I hope. Regardless, I have been laying awake at night for three days now feeling consumed by these thoughts of fear. My life is full of schedules, plans, obligations and chores. I would love to be able to feel free in my creative life. As I write this I think all these things I fear, I fear because I could fail. Is failing really that bad? What is it about failure that leads me from living a life of creative freedom? While I ponder this, enjoy these quotes that inspire me.