It’s been a while since I really put my head down to work on anything creative. Getting back into the saddle hasn’t been easy. But I think I’m getting there! I’ve taken a few weeks off lately to really refocus, to really look inwards and find the things that matter to me. 

The hardest part, for me, is letting go of my perfectionism. I have this terrible habit of coming with ideas I love, finding flaws in them, and then rejecting them completely. The only person that really hurts is myself. It’s been said a dozen times by a dozen different creatives, but I like this version the best: 

“If you can just finish the damn thing, you’re thousands of miles ahead of most other writers. So just finish it.”
- Douglas Coupland

My goal right now is to finish some things. Finish some work that isn’t perfect. Finish some work that is terribly, terribly flawed and half baked. It doesn’t matter. All that matters is beginning to build a body of work that I can learn from more and more. Over the next few months, I’m going to really start creating things, without the worries and frustrations that normally accompany my creative endeavours. I have so many things I want to do, from a podcast to a documentary to a comic book. I’m not sure yet what will be finished first, but something will be.

Stay tuned, I guess?

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