Monday, November 7, 2022

I Believe In Me

How do we know when to give up on something that isn't working and start something new that also may not work?  What if I told you that you already know the answer to that question but you're just letting self doubt get in the way?

How do I know that?  Because I live this conundrum on a regular basis.  I think it may appear differently to some people but I don't like to quit.  I give things my all and often for longer than I should.  Not because what I'm doing isn't successful (by someone else's standards)  but because I no longer feel passionate about it or feel called to do something else.  It's hard to let go of things you've put your whole heart into, even when your heart is ready to move on.  And it's scary to move on to something new, knowing you have to do the hard work of starting over again.  Following the muse isn't always an ecstatic or even a comfortable experience.  

But like I said, I don't like to quit and although I've changed careers/projects/lifestyles many times over the years I have never quit on following the callings of my heart; I have never quit on me.

And that's how I know when to take a leap from something known that is draining me to something unknown that is tugging on my energy, because I always want to be traveling towards me. 

So if you feel yourself on that precipice, just look in the mirror, find the highest version of yourself looking through your eyes and say out loud, "I believe in me."  And you'll know exactly what to do.

As far as my journey goes, I am still committed to maintaining and posting on the I Believe In Art Facebook page (albeit somewhat sporadically) but I am also dedicating more of my time to writing these days.  Currently that is taking the form of writing a daily poem on my Substack site at  If you enjoy poetry I hope you will subscribe.  I have also created a new page on Facebook for poets and poetry lovers that you can follow entitled, "I Believe In Poetry".  

Thank you for your support and encouragement throughout my creative journey.  Never stop creating and never stop believing in you.

Peace, Love & Art,