Reject

While some days are better than others, I have only been navigating this creative business world for a little over a year now and was disappointed the other day to get my first show rejection. I KNEW it was a long shot to get in to this particular show, but it always stings a bit to be told, "No, we dont want you..." And to add insult to injury, when rejected from an art festival on Zapp (application database) it actually says really big "Not Invited" next to your application. Like it is a big party and I am for sure missing out by not being popular enough! Ugh. Not for the sensitive, this business...

It is not just the show rejection, but the day to day struggle to stay positive and coach myself into the understanding that patience is a virtue. I know there are people who leave encouraging notes to themselves all over their bathroom, office, or house to encourage themselves to live fully each day, but my one simple note to me and myself says, "JUST KEEP GOING." And I do my best- without thought or overanalysis- to just keep pushing each day...


It is a constant reminder as I go to bed every night- hoping and praying I am making the right decisions for my future- of how proud I should be a least for trying. I just have to keep believing something good will come from my creative instincts and keep urging myself each and everyday to keep taking the the dive into the unknown.