The best time to create... is NOW! There has and will always be a lot of uncertainty in the world. Stemming from this uncertainty is fear. We wonder what will happen next? Will it be good or bad for me, my family, my community, and the planet?
The thing with fear is that it has every right to be there with you. It is an emotion to acknowledge. It is not, however, a guiding star and does not get to make decisions. When we allow fear to guide us, our perspective becomes so narrowly focused. We stop being here right now in the moment we have. We stop showing compassion. We stop creating our art.
Seth Godin was right on when he said, "Emotions like fear and anxiety come and go, and we can note them, but we don't need to battle them or obsess over them, particularly when they become an impediment to creation." [Highly recommend reading Seth's book "What To Do When It's Your Turn (And It's Always Your Turn)" for tons of accessible, nuggets of wisdom to chew on).
I am just as human and vulnerable as anyone. I know that sometimes fear and uncertainty can overwhelm especially when I am not aware of how it is creeping up on me. When this happens, I take a big step back and then I step out the door to spend time outside.
Nature is nurturing for us all. When we slow down and listen, the natural world speaks to us about resilience, endurance, and strength.
We all have great work to do. We are all creative, curious, and capable. Don't let fear of the unknown or fear of failure stop you from making your art, writing your story, coding a new site, tinkering on an antique car, dancing to the song, traveling to a new place, spending time on your yoga mat, sketching and crafting, or talking about hopes, dreams, and your greatest desires.
We need everyone to create more and fear less. We all have times when we need a nudge (myself include). We are on this journey together. Let's cheer each other on.