There is no situation or circumstance that is ever going to be perfect, and often we wait until we perceive it is the right time, when things fall into place, when the planets align or someone says those words that we were longing to hear.
We can prevent ourselves from using our gifts and talents, and as an artist there has been many a time when I didn't want to share a piece of work, because I was worried about what people might think, how they would see me or who they would compare me to, but whether or not they want to compare me it doesn't matter.
At the end of the day, you can't stop yourself from doing things purely because of what others might think or stay in the neat little box that they try and confine you to. You are a unique individual and you have to value yourself where you are, stop playing small and appreciate yourself a bit more.
There is a world out there with your name on it waiting to be explored, ideas that are waiting to be birthed by you that others are praying to see, and experience. You have to step out of that shell you have been hiding in and show all your colours - you are extremely beautiful, I hope you know that!
There will never be an ideal moment, so start now, there will never be the right time, so take that step, You are beautifully and marvelously made - have faith that if you fall, you will get up, and take another step, embrace those difficult times as an essential part of your training that will allow you to look back and celebrate how far you really have come.
I celebrate and am grateful for this moment that is right here, when I can tell someone somewhere in the world reading this post that you matter. Don't wait for the ideal moment or time, step out of your comfort zone now and live life to the full!
I am on a journey and hope you come along and join me. Why not start your own journal, keep it as simple or complex as you wish, but do something!