I do not deal well with uncertainty. It was difficult for me when I worked the farmer's markets, because I never knew if I was going to have a good day or a bad day. And regardless of a good day or a bad day, I still had bills to pay, food to buy, commitments to honor. That sort of stuff.
So, here we go again, dealing with more uncertainty. I know that what I'm dealing with is tiny, compared to what others are going through. Part of me is screaming out, "You should have seen this coming! Nothing good ever lasts with you!"
The other part is trying to wrestle that first part down and slap it into submission.
There's part of me that is screaming in the back of my head, "You're not a REAL artist. I've SEEN real art. And it doesn't come from you!"
So now, I'm grappling with how to prepare for uncertainty. What frightens me the most is that I've made commitments to my son, now.
Deep down, I know that things will work out one way or another. But the fear is there, and it's real, and there's no getting around it right now. I'm hesitant to plan for the worst, but I know that I should.
I think that before I go to sleep tonight, I need to write out some affirmations for myself to help carry me through the uncertainty:
- I am capable.
- I am resourceful.
- I am productive.
- I am creative.
- I am loved.
...and a big bowl of chocolate and peanut butter ice cream.