This world is endless. For many of us who don’t have the means to go pin-hopping all over the globe, life is more or less infinite. There is too much of everything in this world and not enough time to experience all of it. And no, I don’t need more time. I have all the time in this world to get things done on time. But no matter how much I put in, I don’t feel like I get the appreciation I deserve.
Maybe I am partly to blame for that. I’ve never known the value of my art. I’ve been ripped off of a lot of money, even after having put in months of work. I’ve been so stupid because I didn’t think that my work was good enough and I kept undermining myself instead of just saying what I really should have: “I think my work deserves better appreciation and I need to be paid more for this.”
And again, it’s not about the money. I really feel like I could use some more appreciation; validation from the outside world aside, I feel like I should be appreciating myself a lot more than I do right now. Two days ago, if you had told me that you’d like to buy my work, I wouldn’t have believed you. But if you tell me the same thing today, I probably would be a little skeptical, but I have realized that people will only value my work as much as I value it.
I’ve seen a lot of my friends, who are incredibly talented by the way, feel like their work isn’t good enough, even though several people, myself included, make it a point to tell them that it is. For the first time in my life, I have truly understood what it’s like being in their shoes because up until a few days ago, I didn’t even know what to do with my art. I didn’t even know if it was something people would be interested in.
I’m going to keep this short today, but whoever is reading this, know your worth. I know that I could do with a lot more positivity and self-appreciation. And believe me, I am working towards it every single day. I am so grateful to be surrounded by people who will keep reminding me of how valuable my work is. That’s the kind of people you need more of.
What do you need more of in your life? Let me know in the comments below!
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