Okay, so year of rejection sounds awful, I know, but just hear me out. I'm actually looking forward to this year.
Last year was amazing. I married the man I love (it only took us 12 years to make it official), I had my first child (one of the most amazing things I've ever done), I found my calling at work in the lab again (after feeling like leaving science and never looking back), the Chicago Cubs won the World Series (being a life long fan, this was awesome), I helped one of my best friends propose to one of my other good friends (they are so cute together), and I finally decided to just do the beadwork I want to do (not what other like). I mean there were plenty of not so great moments, but that's just how life works.
This year, this year is the year of the rejection. Well hopefully not too much rejections, but that's okay if there is some.
This year I plan on going back to doing art shows. But not just any little art show, ones that my art fits. In the past I was always to scared to apply to shows that I knew I might be rejected, so I just didn't. That means I ended up settling for shows that didn't really fit my art. They were not bad shows, they just weren't for me.
This year, this year is going to be different. I'm only going to apply to the shows that fit my work. I'm going to be okay with rejections. It will make me a better artist. It will make me better at applying for shows. It will help with a lot of things I struggle with.
So this year is the year of rejections and I'm okay with that.
What are your plans for this year? More creating, taking more risks?