I think this real talk series is growing to be one of my favourites, because it gives me the space to be myself, connect and engage with the readers as well as write without much limitations, hence also letting me be consistent with the blog.
One thing that I keep coming back to is the fact that I’m not satisfied with what goes on to the blog. Call it the critic or perfectionist in me. I’ve however, after much brainstorming and advice realised that what I am right now is a different version of who I’m becoming. And as we’re all changing, we need to accept our past, mediocre or not self for who it is. We need to show the same love and affection for the unevolved self as we do to the one that is mature. We’ll always be a work in progress and putting out in the world, the flawed, imperfect writings and art are only proof that practice makes things better. I don’t think there’s ever going to be a perfect something because we are ever changing, garnering fresh, new perspective, learning, unlearning, re-learning things as we go through life. This post is my attempt to connect with you all and gain more perspective on how it’s Okay at times to put our good enough work, instead of withholding, waiting for that perfect to happen. I also believe that some of it might stem from control issues, in my case and some out of the fear of people perceiving and judging you and having a set perception of you in their mind. I want to emphathetically reiterate, that those who’ll be a part of your journey will notice your growth and acknowledge and accept as you change and grow into something beautiful. They’ll give you the creative liberty to be you and see you for all that potential you have within you waiting to unleash.
I would like to hear your views on this. Anything and everything is welcome. Let’s have a discourse on change, how it limits us, how it helps us grow and how it should be welcomed, since it’s the only constant.
*P. S. The picture shared here, is the one I’ve thought of getting tattooed, someday. Since it speaks to me on so many levels and is a good reminder of how I shouldn’t fear change.