White Canvas

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White Canvas
by Lizzie

What is it about a white page that makes us nervous? Even as I set out to write this, I experienced writer’s block. I sat down and penned “White Canvas”. I almost crossed it out to write “Blank Canvas”. I stopped myself. I thought, “No. I’m just going to write. I’m not going to be afraid to make mistakes.”

So, here it is. My first contribution to Chisme Chick. I’d like to encourage you to allow yourself to be human. Do your best. Be yourself. Don’t become paralyzed with fear because you think you’re going to make a mistake.

I simplified my life several years ago. The amazing result of this was that I now have more time to create. Create what? Anything I want! That’s what’s awesome! I’ve created a great garden, knit scarves, crocheted throws, written articles, to name a few things.

Every day is like a white canvas. The world awaits for our contribution. We can add a little bit of color or a lot. We can use pastels or bright, bold colors. It’s up to us. Our particular gifts and talents are needed, though. We have to be confident and know this.

Henry David Thoreau said, “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” What if, however, our lives are so cluttered- literally and figuratively to the point that we can’t even find the time to think about our goals and dreams let alone achieve them?

The first step is to become organized and get rid of the clutter in our lives. It will make room for more creativity. “What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” –Anonymous

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