Day 29: Don’t Stop Believing…
So yesterday I thought I had settled on a good logo and had started to get really excited about it too. And then I spoke to my boyfriend, who didn’t share my enthusiasm. Which kind of sucked… For something that I’ve been working hard on, it’s not a great feeling to not have it be mirrored back to you.
So, I took myself for a walk, hoping to clear my head. I was walking for maybe 2 minutes when I had a cat walk up to me and basically beg to be pet. When I bent down to pet him I realized that there was also a small piece of pink chalk sitting on the ground next to him. And so, I figured I’d give back to the world a little bit, if for no other reason than to feel better.
So, I kept on walking, and every once in a while I would write a message on a lone piece of sidewalk and then keep going. I ended up leaving 3 messages in total plus one with just my website (shameless promo) and then went about my business. Well wouldn’t you guess it, but I did feel better after this long walk because it gave me a chance to re-evaluate and to consider new options.
I know that every time I feel down, and kind of stuck, the easiest thing to do is to wallow in it and allow myself to stay in that energy. OR, I can take the other road and just get outta my house, walk for a while and wait to see what the universe presents to me. Not only did I get the chance to leave some nice messages for others to find - an act that I won’t ever get to see the outcome of, but that nevertheless intrigues me and brings me happiness - but I also got to see some great nature. I came across the cat, and then a bunny rabbit, 2 robbins and an Opossum! In my own backyard too! I felt re-energized by being in such close proximity to nature, and that was just the push I needed to get myself out of my head space and back into a mind frame where I could re-evaluate my logo and consider new possibilities as well as give back to humanity, even in a small way.
So please, if you get knocked a bit, and you don’t have as thick a skin as you wished, take yourself for a walk. Don’t stop believing that you can bounce back. That way you can think more about how to improve and keep moving forward. And that’s what matter in the end. And hey, if all else fails, just remember that you have the power to put happiness and joy into the lives of others, and that is a wonderful thing.