What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it; boldness has genius power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
This year I began two blogs, an art class in Mexico and a drawing class in Port Townsend. This year I read a recent book by an writer I first admired years ago and in September will go to a writing seminar she's teaching. I'm good at beginnings. Dangerous time coming up. Middles. It's then I wonder how long I can keep on, wonder if I'm trite, stale, unsure if I'm indulging in sustained chutzpah or if I'm growing something. For today I believe in middles as a bold time when beginnings gain power to continue to inspire.
Baruch ata adonai..., self doubt is an indulgence, a dream snatcher, a defeating old con I don't want to allow back into my life. Help me to sustain confidence, to have friends who support me when I'm indulging in examining too closely what needs time to grow and mature. Plants grow whether watched or not. May I stop watching. Help me to keep confident, to believe in magic, to dream and begin each day renewed. Amen