Yes! Danny, you’re right, the mental part is really the hardest to get past. We create so many mental blocks for ourselves, often we aren’t even conscious about them. I think that’s why writing daily is so helpful! :)
Good on you for giving drawing a shot! What sort of drawing are you learning? I ask because I’ve also been considering it, and I’m drawing a little every night — and about to do a kawaii course one of my friends is creating :)
An activity I’m finding that’s really bringing my mental barriers out, is rockclimbing. I look at the hard routes with high grades and get freaked out, thinking I can’t do them. So I don’t even bother to try.
I’m slowly realizing that when I give these seemingly out-of-reach routes a shot, I surprise myself by doing so much better than expected. And that’s made me think that I’ve been holding myself back for too long. I have no idea what I could achieve if I just go for more — and what scares me most is not that I’ll fail (or fall), it’s that I’ll get old and wonder if I ever reached my true potential. And if I don’t keep pushing the boundaries now, I’ll never know.
Can you relate to that Danny? :)