I've been feeling the fear a lot lately: that paralyzing feeling of uncertainty and self-doubt.

There have been a lot of moments in the past few weeks where I really doubted that I could make this work, or that this was even a good idea. This includes being an artist, running my own business, even blogging -- everything is new for me, and even some of the little parts of it can be intimidating.

This weekend I visited the Georgia O'Keeffe exhibit at the De Young Museum and was really interested to learn many of her paintings came out of moments of negative feelings -- pain, sadness, maybe even anger. Yet (I think) they are truly beautiful paintings and create a lightness and happiness within their own world.

This quote of hers really rang true for me:

I've been terrified every moment of my life, and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to.

-- Georgia O'Keeffe

Yes and yes. Pushing through the hard stuff today. Best of luck with everything you're trying to make happen!

xo Diana

P.S. As I was working on writing this piece, Emma's post on a similar topic popped right up! Always reassuring to know that other people are going through similar things!
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