As the holiday season is already in full swing, it’s already feeling somewhat crazed. (This is a super common feeling for bloggers in Quarter 4.) I’m reminded of the beauty of self-worth. This Monday, remember you are worth more than what you get done, what you are able to do, or accomplish for others.
“If the world is cold, make it your business to build fires.” -Horace Traubel
As I scrolled across this quote on my feed, something resonated within my core. I’m an achiever and a doer by nature. It’s the way I’m wired and so frequently process my world.
Over the years I’ve had many conversations with creatives. There always seems to be this looming questions that keep many from starting. In the name of perfection, projects and dreams are put on hold. I’ve heard “When I have enough money, time, or margin, I will start….,” “I will work on this dream when,” or “Do you think it’s a good idea?”
“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
I’ve always loved this quote. Past the romance of fall, the pumpkin spice everything, the crisp mountain air, or the ability to layer again. There’s something about the passing of seasons and time that forces change upon us.
I’ve always heard that life comes from discipline. It creates margin, space for spontaneity, play, and the fullness of life. It allows space for days off, adventure, photoshoots, and pauses for rest that are vital. In my world, this is something that I do far too well. I’m prone to routine. The days that are scheduled and bursting at the seams are the ones where I thrive. I love work and the purpose it brings to my life. But as fall has come, I’m learning a new value for the wildness of life. What does it look like to have refinement, but the same time mystery and something that feels a bit untamed? How does this part of the heart express itself in the midst of launch weeks, full schedules, and 17 hour days?