hope everyone had a great holiday and feels restored by the fresh slate of a new year. Over the holidays I had to take my daughter, to get new glasses. Yeah, we were busy, wisdom teeth out and now new specks! During her eye exam I was reading magazines, in the waiting room. I discovered an article in SELF mag called Green with Envy. I thought mmh, this might be a good subject for IWSG. (go check it out ;D) Alex Cavanaugh is the founder, our Ninja Captain leader :D
Does the green eyed monster visit you, often? Recently, I felt the stings, the thorns of jealous, while my face burned a bright shade of pink. Maybe those were hives? Anyway, I had recently given someone some advice and this person is now getting noticed more than me. As I dealt with my emotions, I realized, we have no way of knowing what any publisher/editor is looking for.
I have known people in my life, who were gifted with musical abilities. My Dad played guitar and was talented, but this one guy, who frequented our weekend guitar parties was amazing. Yes, X factor amazing! My Dad asked him..."would you if the chance arrived?" He said, he would, but it didn't happen. Maybe he didn't put himself out there enough, maybe he was happy just playing for a local band, maybe the limelight bothered him or maybe it was the wrong offer. Who knows?!
As I reviewed what I had been published for...I stopped comparing myself to others. I thought no matter what, I could teach my art and that is something I can feel good about. We all make mistakes, get tossed off course by a green eyed monster. The best thing we can do is remain true to who we are. So no matter what, I can live with my good, bad and ugly moments. Cheers to a fresh slate, a new start and kicking the green eyed monster's but and seeing the world anew with fresh eyes! ;D We don't want to end up like you know who!
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