This animation is not done. There are many little things that feel “off” to me, but I need some time to figure out what they are and tweak them. Due to other commitments, these tweaks will have to wait until Monday.
I made a commitment to my leadership team that I would upload at least 3 animations to my revised website and 3 social media platforms by February 9th. Today is February 8th. I had hoped to find time to perfect the piece, but that time did not magically materialize, so I am uploading the piece as it currently is, even though it makes me uncomfortable.
Before I started doing The Artist’s Way work 3 months ago, I would have deliberated over making this animation absolutely “perfect” before I anxiously released it. I would have beat myself up and lost sleep and had panic attacks, and would have finally upload it because I just couldn’t look at it anymore. But since I have finished all twelve weeks, I am moving forward instead of being paralyzed by potential; I am moving out of my comfort zone and being proud of myself for coming this far.
As Julia Cameron writes in The Artist’s Way, “Perfectionism is not a quest for the best. It is the pursuit of the worst in ourselves, the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough.”
In order to move forward with my life and my career, I have to post this animation even though I am not 100% happy with it, because taking action is very powerful. Taking action sends a message to the Universe that I am brave and open and teachable. By taking the action, I also send a message to my deeper consciousness that I don’t just live fearfully in my head; I take risks, I am not afraid to make and learn from my mistakes.
So without further build up, here is my perfectly imperfect, nearly there version of Nostril Corks.