Saturday, December 1, 2012

170/365: She Decided to Get Out of Her Own Way

close-up of found text
Today I made:

an art journal page 
& affirmations...

I am my own worst enemy.
I can't think of a single person in my life who would stand in the way of me persuing my dreams...except for me. Something's gotta give.

I am young, healthy, able-bodied, educated, resourceful, creative and passionate. I have the support and encouragement of my family and friends (and sometimes even perfect strangers).
I have a loving, commited relationship with a man who inspires me and supports my every whim. I have the freedom of a flexible job, food on the table, a roof over my head, a comfortable home. I make enough to get by just fine. We don't have children yet, so I have plenty of time for myself. My focus on my dreams is beginning to develop. My motivation and self-discipline are improving, as is my ability to manage time.

The things that are stopping me are my own mental constructs: fears, self-doubt, limiting beliefs, and my nasty inner critic. I am relieved to find that this list is so much shorter! Why do I let it rule me? Am I really afraid of my own puny self?

Listen here, self!
I have no room for excuses.
I can create anything I want.
My power lies in my ability to decide...

mixed media on altered book page: photo, found image, collage papers,
acrylic, ink & colored pencil
copyright Mila Bowman 2012

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