I think most of us at one time or another have had to close our eyes and jump without a parachute in this journey called life. I know I am always a little surprised when I land on my feet after taking a chance, but I refuse to let fear hold me back from things I want and need to do. I have learned to trust in me enough to channel the fear and make that nervous energy work for me and forge ahead. I learned this when I was young and it has been a useful tool for me throughout my life.
I think change is scary to most people. It is much more comfy in our safe known areas than out in the unknown, but only by challenging ourselves can really experience all life has to offer!
This is true of most things in life, but this is for sure true in the case of creating in art! You have to be willing to try different things and to “fail” occasionally. Although personally I never think of it as failing because I learn from that too! You have to let your creativity flow and then sometimes the things that might seem a failure turn into “Happy accidents”!
I like that phrase because it is shows that most things in life can be turned to reflect the positive! Amazing how that simple twist in how you perceive something can often change the outcome.
I just try to remember that life is full of choices and you have to take a chance sometimes! Maybe you have another Happy Accident waiting for you around that next bend!