Weekly Photo Challenge: Move Forward…Don’t Stop!!


Some days find me like a dead stump. Doubt and fear find my creative spirit idling in neutral, unable to move forward.  Even caffeine fails to throw me in first gear! Have you noticed, as an artist, no matter what media is your passion, when self-doubt and fear creeps in, how easy it is to give up? Whether a writer, photographer, actor, or even as a blogger, you begin to think everyone is far more talented and smarter than you are. Instead of another artist’s work inspiring, you spiral into despair and whine how hopeless it all is. Unfortunately, spending too much time in this state of mind, can fence in and kill the once vibrant creative life.  We stop writing, the camera goes on the shelf and as a blogger, we simply stop posting.

Dale Carnegie says, “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”

So, if you happen to be stuck, as I am sometimes, but want to move forward again, then, perhaps John Frusciante’s words can help…

“I find that the best way to do things is to constantly move forward and to never doubt anything and keep moving forward, if you make a mistake say you made a mistake.”

Ha! I sent doubt and fear back to no man’s land by posting for this Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward. You can too! Simply take action and do not quit!! 

How do you move forward when stuck in doubt and fear mode?


I’ve Got To Get A Message Out To You

Robin Gibb was still writing lyrics and making a “bucket list” of things to do in his hospital bed shortly before he fell into a coma . . . -India Times


Just a storage bucket or an active bucket list bucket? Photo source: Charlie Wolf

Gray news washed over the air waves as two radio hosts questioned listeners,

“Do you realize how brief your time is here?”

Famous Bee Gees band member, both a singer and writer

was making a bucket list before recently passing into a coma.


Robin Gibb, famous Bee Gees band member,  sings out, I’ve Got To Get A Message To YOU!

Is your bucket list just a list you create and store away from view


is this the list you aggressively work on to see it all through?

Time is short, your obligations are infinite. Are your houses regulated, your children instructed, the afflicted relieved, the poor visited, the work of piety accomplished?  –Jean Baptiste Massillon

Robin Gibb in concert 2009 Mai Leipzig Deutsch...

Thank you, Mr. Robin Gibb . . . Photo credit: Wikipedia

 . . .for reminding us to keep working on our dreams from our bucket list and the musical talent you generously share with the world. May you, your family and loved ones be comforted and strengthened during this difficult time.

With love,


**UPDATE: 4/24/12 Good news for the Gibb family as Robin Gibb has recovered and is out of the coma. Great news!!**