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Starting from scratch
written by: akua hinds
june 23, 2023
I recently created a masterpiece, a true work of art, and I did it all with a little help from my friends. Two weeks ago, I took part in an event that my friend Kathryn hosted at the Art Gallery of Burlington. Myself and 5 other ladies took part in an art creation event in which we all contributed to each other’s piece of art that we each took home at the end of the day. I was and am thrilled with what I created. It is such a special feeling to know that I was there from the beginning of it all when the now beautiful piece of art was just a blank canvas filled with endless possibilities. The whole experience reminded me about how life is.
Life is just like that; a blank canvas with an array of colours that we can choose from to design what we want our lives to look like. Having a blank canvas at the very beginning of starting an art project can feel a little bit daunting at first. After all, the possibilities are endless and we don’t always know where to start, how to start, or where things are going to end up. None of us likes to fail, and we certainly don’t want to be disappointed with our work. However, instead of feeling intimidated by a blank canvas, it is important that we feel excited about having a blank slate.
Do you feel excited when you are at a buffet dinner? I sure do feel excited! I love when there is an array of food to choose from. I don’t feel any stress or anxiety when I am at a buffet, because I know that there is no right or wrong answer. Whatever I choose to eat from the buffet table is up to me, and I am free to get up from my seat, walk to the buffet table, and grab different food if I want to. I think that the best way to approach anxious moments is to realize that we are free to add or subtract to the moment to create the type of experience that we want. We can either be calm and face the situation knowing that we have choices, or, we can panic and worry about possibly making the wrong choice. Regardless of which choice we make, we have to do SOMETHING. It is often how we approach that SOMETHING that helps us to grow and develop into productive people.
How would you rather feel about your choices? Would you rather feel blessed, or, would you prefer to feel stressed? I never feel happy when I am stressed, and I suspect that you are the same way. Life is better when we appreciate all of the choices that we are blessed with. Having a blank canvas is like being given a clean slate. There are so many different directions that you can go in when you have give yourself a chance to see what you can do. Starting from scratch does not need to be a stressful experience. Instead, your experience starting something from scratch can be the fuel you need to drive yourself to where you need to go to accomplish your goals.
Akua Hinds works as a business marketer, journalist, and performing artist. Her 3 dating websites www.InterracialDesires.net, www.RichSinglesDate.net, and www.ChristianPartner.co, help millions of singles worldwide to find their soulmates, and she is also a www.MillionaireMatch.com affiliate. Akua’s romance shop at www.ShopRomance.biz connects adults to the best romance products on the market. Please visit www.AkuaHinds.com for more information.