A couple months ago, a friend of mine gave me a magnet with the following quote on it:
I placed this magnet on my calendar above my desk, so I could see it every time I sit down to write. It serves me as a great reminder to write from a place of honesty and from fear, because let's face it. Nothing is more terrifying than being honest with yourself or with others (okay maybe swimming with sharks is a little more terrifying, but you get the general idea I'm working with here). This magnet has helped push me towards working on new creative projects and ideas that scare the living shit out of me. But I have to do them, because I know if I don't, I'll be full of regret later on in life, wondering why I didn't go for it. In my opinion, it's better to take a chance than to wonder what might have been.
Now, a couple days ago one of my favorite singer/songwriters, Sara Bareilles, released a new song and music video. Upon watching the video, I found myself full of a greater feeling of self assurance, and would like to share it with you (hoping it provides you with a sense of inspiration).
The song is titled "BRAVE," and I love the original music video so much that I had to share it instead of lip syncing version of it. Check it out here:
Fun fact: this music video was directed by Rashida Jones from one of my favorite TV shows, "Parks and Recreation." Get it girl!