It feels so good to finally complete something that has been lying around in some dark corner of the cupboard for the longest time. You know that thing that would have taken you less than a day to work on but you ended up dragging it out to a month anyway? Yeah. That thing.
I finally completed a painting that I had left incomplete for months. I don’t know why I didn’t do that sooner, but I’m sure it has got something to do with not having enough motivation to do it and something about not being the right time for me to work on it yet. Anyway, I am glad I finally got my act together and completed this painting. I couldn’t be more proud of it.
If this painting looks familiar to any of you, it’s probably because I wrote a poem about it during NaPoWriMo, this year. It was titled ‘Portrait Of Blood And Tears‘ and you can read it if you want to. In the poem, I talked about how nice it would be if I could just complete the painting and not let it remain lying around anymore because that would be like wasting so much potential. I thought it would take a lot longer for me to actually go through with it and complete the painting, but here it is! All done.
Sometimes, I have trouble believing that I can do anything as long as I set my mind to it. But that goes for most of us, doesn’t it? We know what we can or cannot do, and yet, it surprises us every single time we are able to do something better than we did yesterday. That is just how learning goes.
We need to be more accepting about the way our minds wander from one thing to another. Focus is important in a lot of places. But the mind is a funny thing. It knows how to escape the clutches of control, no matter how much you rein it in. And that’s okay. You cannot force yourself to be productive all the time. The best you can do, however, is to believe in yourself. Tell yourself that you can and do what scares you the most. It sounds so simple, doesn’t it? It really is, too.
Try it sometime! Xx