You have already too many things going on, you don’t need another course.
Yes, but I want to write…
You can write without a course.
I get distracted and I procrastinate a lot, the course will give me focus.
You already know a lot about freewriting, you do it every day and you start everything you write with freewriting. You also know about writing as a meditation. You can do it on your own.
Oh, but the chances are I won’t. Besides, I love having some support and some financial commitment to motivate me.
You are too busy already, how are you going to fit it all in?
I will have a baby in three months, I will get even busier then. I want to try and fit in as much as I can before then.
I will create a lot of great work and if I can sell just one of the piences I end up writing as a freelance article – that will cover the cost of the course.
What if you don’t sell anything?
I won’t know unless I try. And if I don’t join the course I probably won’t write anything and if I don’t write anything then I’ll have nothing to sell.To that the voice in my head said nothing (please tell me I’m not the only one having conversations with voices in my head).
A few times I’ve been lured by the promise of getting ready answers and saving time and I’ve joined the step-by-step kind… and I get so bored that I drop out on Week 1. The answers might be there, but they are not my answers. On the other hand, the intuitive courses are the ones that draw me in, get me excited and the ones that I actually finish and get the most out of.
Today I received the first week’s journey map for the Invincible Summer course. Just as I expected from the course description, Jess’s course is very far on the right side of the scale. The course material spoke to me, made me teary a few times (which is not hard, by the way, it has been an emotional pregnancy) and the first (optional!) project terrified me. I am to create an aesthetic statement and it has to be all about me? I struggle to talk about me and when I get tagged on one of those “Tell us 10 things about yourself” games, I cheat. But, of course, where we are most blocked is usually where we most need to go. (Jess, how did you know that was where I needed to go?)
I’m grateful that I didn’t let myself be swayed by the voice in my head and I joined the Invincible Summer. I’m also grateful that I have a free afternoon to dive straight in.
What are you grateful for this week?
Disclosure: The links to the Invincible Summer in this post are affiliate links. If you’d like to join me, registration will still be open for the next few days.