hello, courage

Dec 13, 2009 | Life in Progress

hello courage
(hello, courage –> original available here!)

do you ever feel completely tiny and lost inside the big huge world, both online and off? that’s how i’ve been feeling lately. there are so many resources, people, exciting offerings, and inspiration out there that i’ve started to feel a bit swallowed up by the interchanging orbits of people and places.

when i was writing Taking Flight, i remember having several moments of panic: does what i have to say really matter? is any of this content good? who am i to stand tall and offer inspiration? i’d make the mistake of perusing the websites of accomplished artists and writers which only left me feeling defeated and small. it seemed everywhere i turned someone else was offering beautiful art, stories, instruction, books, and inspiration. how was i going to measure up? how could i make an impact without getting lost inside everything else that everybody else was offering? i learned early on in the creating and writing process to stay clear of the websites and blogs and books that triggered me – and it helped. tremendously. without having an endless measuring stick in my consciousness, i was happier, healthier, more productive, and way more authentic in my own voice. and i was able to write a book close to my heart and without feeling tiny. i learned to use my own voice, my own experiences, my own stories, and my own art. and that, turns out, was enough.
these days, as i’m heavy into writing and preparing my ecourses, i’m right back where i was in the early phases of writing my book. the gremlins have arrived. the over thinking, the over analyzing have arrived. and the being triggered by all the great people, material, and ecourses that are already out there has arrived. it all makes my head scream with jumble and doubt. so, i’m thick into the idea of repeating what worked when i was writing Taking Flight: stepping away from all the amazing blogs, websites, and books so that i can feel like what i’m offering , when i’m offering, and how i’m offering will be enough. otherwise, i’m paralyzed and can’t seem to get anything done that feels like me, my voice, my vision.
so, that’s where i’m at. this ecourse content is so meaty, it feels like i’m writing a book, not just in length but in importance to me. i want it to be good, valuable, and inspiring to my students, but i also want it designed so that it’s a good fit for me, my work flow, and my life. it’s going to be good. and it’s been a pretty remarkable exercise in courage. hello, courage. thank you, for shaking up my life. you are good like that πŸ™‚

Sending much love,

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  1. Gail Jackson

    I went to the hello@kellyraeroberts but it keeps bringing me back to this page. Just to let you know, I still have not received the June Art Date. I have rechecked my spam and trash but it confirmed that indeed I have not received the recent art date. Please advice where I should go from here.

    • Kelly Rae Roberts

      Hi Gail. Have you tried emailing me at hello@kellyraeroberts.com? Please email me at that address and I can help you get the login to June’s Art Date. So sorry you’re having trouble!

  2. Gail Jackson

    Kelly- I know you mentioned that you wanted to focus on Black Lives Matter and Racism with all the events happening in our country now.

    Having said this, I would love to see the June art date posted. I think we all need to see a little creativity, healthy food recipes, and positive passion. You are such a positive spark which I think we all need now also.

    • Kelly Rae Roberts

      Hi Gail, The June Art Date posted on June 1st. If you haven’t received the email with the login, please send me an email at hello@kellyraeroberts.com and we can get you sorted πŸ™‚

      • Gail Jackson

        Fantastic! Kelly I have not gotten the June art date. Please post-can’t wait!!!

  3. Karla Zieglet

    I’ve notified you a number of times about a class I signed up for (and money was taken from my account) but have not yet received info about it.

    • Kelly Rae Roberts

      Hi Karla, we sent a reply to you on May 28th. Maybe check your spam? It was sent from hello@kellyraeroberts.com

  4. sharon

    Will the classes have captions or an interpreter?…will it be easy to follow since I am deaf and very interested.


    • Kelly Rae Roberts

      Hi Sharon, Please send us an email at hello@kellyraeroberts.com and we can share more details about the accessibility of the classes. Thank yoU!


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