It's nice to feel validated. A simple acknowledgment can mean the difference between success and failure—or so it seems.
We are so lucky to have the world at our fingertips. Learning a new language, starting a blog or creating a Youtube channel are all achievable with a bit of hard work and perseverance. Channeling our inner creativity is more doable now than ever before. And while our passion is reason enough to follow our hearts there's just something so satisfying about validation.
There are so many things where pride in my work is sufficient. Yet, when it comes to specific projects I crave outside validation. My husband constantly reminds me that another's opinion doesn't matter. While I absolutely understand that reality is a bit harder to digest.
I released my first Instagram shareable the other day, The reception was lukewarm and that reaction completely shattered by original positivity. Perhaps it was the weather (a dreary grey) or perhaps it was my hormones (ugh womanhood) either way, I was simply devastated that others weren't as excited with my templates as I hoped.
Even as I write this, I'm cringing at myself. I had several people share my templates (thank you!) I have a wonderful set of dedicated followers. I am blessed in so many areas of my life. And I had a tantrum like a child because I didn't get the validation I THOUGHT I needed.
I don't need recognition or appreciation or validation. Sometimes, it's all too easy to lose sight of that.
So today I'm making another shareable template. I'm going to release it when I'm ready. And I'm going to be proud of my work despite the reception, At the end of the day, I'm creating content because I love it. I have to remind myself that's enough.
Sending love to you and all of your creative ideas,
If you're working on creative project, tag me on Instagram so I can see it and send some appreciation your way! @SarcasmAndSparkles