Follow your dreamy self when it takes a flying leap off another crazy cliff

Follow your dreamy self when it takes a flying leap off another crazy cliff

I’ve stumbled upon the Ask Polly column over @ thecut – and I am hooked! Heather Havrilesky’s realness hits home for me, and makes me want to paint her words! Here’s my first painting inspired by the quote:

“Follow your dreamy self when it takes a flying leap off another crazy cliff. No, I’m not kidding. Because anything that takes you closer to who you really are and what you really love the most is a step in the right direction.”

It’s so true, right? I’m constantly yanking my dreamy self out of leaps mid-air because I don’t want to “waste my time” on things that seem like a waste of time. But that’s dumb. Anything that I try, and love, is a step in the right direction. It’s not my place to judge whether it’s useful in my life or not. It’s my place to open, learn, and enjoy. If you have something you’ve been wanting to try, it’s time to follow your dreamy self, and jump off that cliff.