I have to remind myself of this on a daily basis. It’s easy to get caught up in what you think you should do, or what others are doing or telling you, but it’s always best to just trust yourself.
This phrase became one of my mottos to live by in college. I was taking a ceramics class at the time (I was a graphic design major, but there were a certain number of studio art classes that were required) and I was struggling. I waste a lot of time in self-doubt and being indecisive and I’m really good at overcomplicating things.
Luckily, I had a friend in ceramics class with me. Usually my self-doubt would get in the way, and I would ask her for advice or confirmation of my ideas. I would ask something along the lines of “Margo, what should I do?” (in probably a very frazzled manner) and on this particular day she responded, “Katie, you can do whatever you want to do.” (in a very calm and patient manner).
It was very simple advice, but somehow it really hit me. Whenever I get into those spirals of not trusting myself, those words really help bring everything into perspective. Somehow everything becomes clearer, and deciding what decision to make or what my next step should be becomes easier.
In case you need to hear this same advice every now and then, here are some prints for you! There are four to choose from – you can choose whatever print you would like! A simple black & white, a crazy black & white that would make a fun coloring page, and two other color options. See, I’m not very good at making decisions (I couldn’t choose just one) but this is my blog and I can do whatever I want:)