182.5 - Create Halfway.
Day 182.5 - Hey folks. Looking at the calendar, we are halfway done with this Create & Change experiment. This blog started out as an untested hypothesis with the premise if we create everyday, we change our lives.
Honestly, over the course of the 182.5 days, there have been moments when the work has felt wrong, empty and ended in a question: what's it for? I would tell myself "Who wants to read about overnight pickles, IKEA kites and fighting resistance? This is a joke." There were moments when I wanted to throw the blog in the trash and quit. I told myself this work doesn't make a difference. There were times when I tried to convince myself that if I made the content more professional and design specific, it would do a better job of getting readership. There were times when I thought this blog was an absolute sunk cost and a complete waste of time. There were times when I made stupid typos, really stupid typos and then told myself with ridiculous mistakes like these, no one would ever take me seriously. I told myself the writing was boring and the photography was juvenile. There were days when no one commented, the blender blew up and I was sicker than a dog due to late nights. Somedays, I was just dead exhausted. Most days I told myself, I'm not good enough to do this. I will never succeed helping others create to change their lives.
But I kept going. Why?
For you. I kept going and will keep going for everyone out there that can't bring themselves to change. This blog is for the person who tells themselves they can't do anything right. It's for the person who won't ship something until it's perfect. It's for the person who needs voyeuristic inspiration. It's for the person who wanders and the person who wonders. It's for the person who is afraid to change and who can't bring themselves to do the work they were intended to do.
Today, I ask you, to create halfway. I'll do half of the work for you. I'll blow up the blender, make ok illustrations, continue to create typos, break cameras, worry this is a waste of time, doubt the process but create projects that might inspire a next step. Your half is to take a leap of faith on yourself and jump into creating something bigger than yourself. If you weren't afraid to create today, would your life be different tomorrow?
Creating is going to keep us going and take us to the change we need to make. Together we will get halfway to somewhere we need to be. Let's take the next 182.5 days and make change in us that no one can ignore.
Let's keep going and Create & Change together.