DON’T GIVE UP

I’m sitting at my desk. Watching the cursor blink on a blank page. It’s 10:00pm. I intended to start writing this over three hours ago. But I haven’t been able to. I had hopes of writing something big and courageous to you today, but it’s just not how I feel. Creating something worthwhile whether a blog post, a piece of art, a career, or a life, is hard, overwhelming and scary work.

I want creating something meaningful to get easier, but like taking a cold shower, it doesn’t. You may get used to sitting in your chair, but the hard work of creating is always hard work. It’s easy to imagine that others have it easier, that others don’t fight the same battles you do, but they do.

The temptation is to give up because you have too far to go.The work you’re doing right now may not feel like it’s moving you any closer to the work that you want to be doing, but the good news is it is. And that’s the real battle: staying the course. Not giving up. Baby steps move you forward. Stay the Course.

DRESS – H&M | BAG – AMAZON | SHOES – RIVER ISLAND

Work worth doing isn’t glamorous. It’s often mundane and often difficult. Creating something you believe in takes having heart and the guts to show up, even when you don’t know if it’s going to work. And that’s something that I must continually remind myself of to keep going even when I don’t feel like it. Here I am wearing this pretty print H&M Maxi dress and showing up. So I encourage you to show up even when you don’t feel like it. One day you look back and thank yourself. Let’s have a week as we progress into to the second half of the year and Remember…

You’ve This!

 

With Love Always,

Ife

 

 

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