I don’t know if it’s the changing of seasons or my allergies acting up, but I’ve been feeling out of it all week.
And I’ve been thinking a lot about rejection. Not really because I’ve been so horribly rejected, but because I recently realized that I’ve spent a lot of time running away from being rejected.
It’s interesting because I feel like in my personal life I’ve never really had a fear of rejection. Sure- I’ve been rejected by men, but it never stopped me from running into a new situation where rejection was a possibility. In my professional life on the other hand- I’m always shying away from rejection. Obviously, rejection is a fact of life. Everyone cannot get everything they want all of the time. But I feel like I really have to put myself out there more. As I was sitting at my booth this weekend at the craft fair I was constantly putting myself out there- talking myself up- and picking myself back up from a comment that I would have rather not have heard– but I wasn’t afraid to do it. What’s the difference between trying to sell your artwork to people and trying to sell yourself to companies?
I guess I’ll just have to get over this fear. I can’t let myself get caught up in the emotional roller coaster.
I’m working on it….