What Meeting My Favourite Author Taught Me About Comparison.

I got caught in the trap that writers who rely on their work for a living fall into. I focused less on the joy of writing, and more on how I could make it work for me. I wanted to grow and earn a substantial living. I was hungry for more validation, money, and readers. I wanted to be known for my beautiful prose and stories, just like the author whose words I’d stumbled on.

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Are There Good Things Ahead For Me?

I thought my life would be ‘good’ when every area of my life – love, work, friendships- was running smoothly. But work and friendships would be thriving, while my heart broke. Or I’d be surrounded by a loving community but feel unfulfilled about my job and my finances.

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A Letter On Creativity & Comparison

The following email was reposted with permission. Dear Ash, A large part of why I create is because I don’t know who I am without it. I especially love that through creating I’m able to make people feel like themselves. Because for so long, that’s what creating has meant for me. It’s been both a…

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Hey You, Just Keep Going

If you’re anything like me, then you’ve probably wondered if all of this is really worth it. If all the striving, the long hours, or just continuously putting yourself out there, will actually count for something. If all the grand goals you’ve set for yourself will actually be met.

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The Weeds That Trap Us: Thoughts on Comparison

Comparison is not something you conquer. It’s something you continuously acknowledge. I don’t think it’s something that we triumph over once and then move on with our lives without ever measuring ourselves again. Rather, we must intentionally uproot the lies every time it strikes our most vulnerable areas.

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Eyes on your lane

The hardest lesson for me to swallow is that the reason I’m ‘here’ and not‘there’ is simply because I’m not ready yet. There are skills that have yet to be developed, basics I still need to master, and experiences I have to overcome that will ultimately keep me sustained in the long run.  Above all, is a God who keeps me in one spot to ensure that I learn to walk before I even think about running.

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