place: the imp
poison: long mac
favourite things: my husband
This blog is really just a place for me to creatively vent, its not edited, its not refined and its not pretty.
I have stopped writing for a while because I was criticised by few people about the quality of my blog in comparison, to my former publication Capture 30 days.
How funny, that so many of us, allow a little bit negativity, to stop our creative process. I struggle a lot with worrying about what others think. Im desperately trying to change this weakness, but with creativity its even more epidemic.
I posted a photo on facebook this week that stated ‘To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.’
It’s so true. I even had someone write something critical on the photo I pasted online and straight away I regretted putting my thoughts out there.
I’m sure there are other readers out there who stumble with approval addiction. I know I’m not the only one, because there are so many creative people who struggle to put their thoughts online, because there are so many critics in the dark dimly computer screen lit rooms, with no accountability for the sharp arrows they throw at others to make themselves feel somewhat superior.
Ahh, that feels so much better to get that off my chest and I promise my rant is not aimed at any one in particular. I am venting towards the cowards who pull people down, out of their on bad sense of self.
How much more inspiration would be released into our world if people felt the fear and did it anyway!
Some winter woes
6 thoughts on “Winter woes”
Oh Amanda! I think you’re fantastic and yes yes yes there ARE many of us who struggle with it! We’ve just started going to Riverview and have prayed about it, talked about it, thought and about it and finally decided that yes it’s our new spiritual home! I watched you speak last Sunday and I ENVIED you for a moment, because you ooze confidence! You’re natural up there and on here! Forget he haters! You’re gorgeous and your blog is quality.
Hi Amanda! I heard you speak at Hertime last month and I was so blessed. I’ve also been single a long time, have just passed my 30th birthday with no man in sight, and I’ve had my share of people staring because apparently, eating alone in public is so very peculiar. Along with some other hallmarks you mentioned of the single life. I don’t regret my choices at all, but sometimes it all feels really old.
I struggled for a long time with an unhealthy need for approval and acceptance, and it was especially hard because I’m wired in a slightly noisier, more colourful, more creative way than most people in my culture of origin.
I just want to say… I used to edit books and magazines for a living. I can still spot a misplaced apostrophe from miles away. Your blog *does* have heaps of errors. BUT I come back to read it anyway because your blog is also full of life, truth and your love of God — and those things matter to me so much more than grammar. Let’s all just be imperfect vessels, loved by a perfect God, together. :o)
thanks for your kind comments. I am a bit of a perfectionist in many areas of my life, so I decided to keep this blog as raw as possible, including my lack in the area of grammar (despite my Lit degree!) but Im moving forward.
Thanks for your encouragement. Come say hi sometime.
from someone who found your book very randomly at a time when I was clutching to any hope available, you gave me so much inspiration!….I love your creativity, your honesty and the fact that you have a poison!!! Thanks for keeping on…your thoughts are a blessing spiritually and creatively…get them out there!!!!
Thanks so much for your kind words. thank you!!!!
Hope you are well
All my love amanda