A few weeks ago, I went looking for a happy-person role model. My research revealed that many happy folks share this characteristic:
They expect things to work out well.
That is SO not me. Here’s what I expect
An Alternate-Self's Story
As I'm writing this blurb, I remember what the blogging gurus say. "Break up those long blocks of text! Toss in a headline, a title or an illustration occassionally."
What sort of picture or cartoon would illustrate the Alternate Self idea?
“A mirror,” I think, “or better yet, a tryptic mirror. Instead of searching the internet for an hour, maybe I could draw it myself!" What am I thinking?!? I tell myself to get a grip. I ain't no artist.
On the other hand, why stop myself? I like to draw, so what if I allowed myself to have confidence in my drawings? How would it feel to be a confident, self-assured ARTIST? What would it be like to be that sort of Alternate Me? Hmm ..... Nope, can’t wrap my mind around that. It's too much of a stretch. Hmmm ...
Okay, How about simply being a person who is bold enough to draw and use her own illustration?
I can imagine how it would feel to be her, and you know what? It’s fun! Alright! I'll be that bold and brassy blogger, even if my drawings are a bt lame. I feel happier already! As Salvador Dali famously said,
"Have not fear of perfection,