This resonated with me today Not because it’s true, but because it’s what I do For just over a week I’ve been on theartistsway journey (if you don’t know about it, look it up and then do it) The tasks and writing have led me to have open and frank conversations with my inner risk advisor – he’s the dude that causes my throat to tense when I sing and does whatever he can to stop me falling flat on my face It’s a good intention that stops me from being who I want to be as an artist I imagined sitting at a coffee table with him (yes, because that’s my version of a comfortable place to talk openly) and spent the time thanking him for protecting me when I actually just wanted to slap him across the face and tell him to get lost It was a tough conversation There were tears There was an unraveling of inner beliefs I’d been grasping onto about myself There was a release in the grip There were negotiations And there was gratefulness and hope Then I had a weekend of gigging And let me tell you… Without even thinking about all of the above, I just jumped I sung notes I hadn’t sung before I improvised where before I would stick to the script It was a small leap, but a significant leap in the direction of who I want to be didntfallflatonmyface artistdate tatemodern jennyholzerquote #jennyholzer newtrajectory grow improve learn love share begentle bekind grateful thankful riskadvisor inspired singer songwriter singersongwriter music musicartist artist #art allmistakesnoapologies