I once heard an author friend talk about how she feels that sometimes her eagerness for her work may make others feel uncomfortable.
I wished to interject in her conversation and let her know that she needed not worry about how other’s feel about her desire to share her work. Her passion was infectious, and I love it.
To be eager to share your creative work is something that I experience every day. By the time my husband returns home from his long day at work, or when one of my daughters call me to catch up on their week—I want to ramble on and on about this exciting journey I am on creating podcasts, meeting new authors, writing this blog, and working on my novel. I find myself a bit impatient with my loved ones when they do not jump on the eager train with me. I understand what my author friend was saying, but I cannot stop my longing to share this experience with others.
I so desperately wish my family could experience the joy I have found in these projects. I have to come to terms that they may not feel the same way I do about this project. For them, they see my joy, my change in attitude daily, my steadfastness to continue—and they recognize the difference.
That has to be enough for me, for now. I will always long for my family to live a creative life. They have all been able to dabble in creative aspects, but never entirely been able to live the life.
As I set my goals towards this journey being a full-time experience for me, I am also very impatient with the timeframe. I have to remind myself often I have just started on the path. I have years ahead of me to make it all work.
Eagerness is not a negative. I want to surround myself with those who are eager and willing to walk in a creative life.