I was one of those children. I was the kind of child who could read moods, was always polite, anticipated other people’s needs and decided to skip adolescence since it was a waste of time.
At 21, I met my husband who already had two sons from a previous marriage. I became pregnant at 22, got married and two weeks later we received full custody of my two stepsons.
That year I became an instant mother of three.
Here I am, sixteen years later, putting out to the universe that I want to be a successful international artist. It seems to be an awfully tall order and I struggle with that mean little fellow called “Doubt”. He whispers in my ear, “You’re too old, not talented enough, there’s too much competition, not enough time…”
I respond by reminding him about Grandma Moses, an artist, who did not begin her career until her seventies. She became quite famous and traveled the world. I tell him there is a place for everyone and that the only way to succeed is to take that first step.
As I drove home yesterday from picking up a show in Palo Alto, I was thinking about what I would write. I realized that one of my first steps would be to further define what success means as an international artist.
Earlier that day I had aimlessly searched the Internet for Galleries in Paris only to discover their information was in French. So this week, I am committing myself to further defining my dream of success and to create a plan on steps to achieve it.
(Wendy’s dream is still to become a influential international artist, but she left 8 Women Dream in March of 2010 to complete grad school.Â She is still a strong supporter of 8 Women Dream and you will see her in the comments on the blog.)