Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Living with Mr. Doubt


Do you wake up some days only to doubt every thought in your head?
There are days that we all breeze through life, like a skater on ice. Then there are other days that it is all you can do to take care of the task at hand.
Those are the days that Mr. Doubt comes to call.
He is great at sitting on your shoulder and whispering sweet nothings in your ear. He loves to start with, "what are you doing?" and then go on to,"where are you going with this?' Oh, buddy, get off my shoulder and go bug some other poor soul.
I think we all have these times no matter what you are doing as a living where you feel like an imposter in your own skin.
There are days where it's all good and days where a good hide under the covers is what you need.
We love what we are doing, but there are days that we wonder if.....wonder if we should have taken a different path, a better path to a higher life style. I do wonder if I had been the teacher I thought I was going to be if I would have luster after being a potter. We all wonder if, if this, if that, if only.
Then you get a grip and move on.
This is what we do.
And, Mr. Doubt, go take a long walk on a short pier, I have things to do.


9 comments:

Anna M. Branner said...

No doubt in these tiles! I love these sheep! The sunglasses crack me up! If you put any on Etsy let me know!

John Bauman said...

Certainty walked away from me a while back. I don't expect her return anytime soon.

cookingwithgas said...

Anna- we are working on a site now for selling, but you can contact me anytime if you see a tile you like.

cookingwithgas said...

John, you are a lucky man- no doubt!

Michèle Hastings said...

That was me two days ago. After a day away from clay, I think I am ready to get back at it.

cookingwithgas said...

A break can be just the thing to rest the brain and move forward.

Barbara Rogers said...

We give of ourselves in art with clay...it's all right out there. No wonder we need to recharge when we can. And staying in touch with others of like circumstance certainly seems to help. I may begrudge working in a community studio at times, but other times I can celebrate the thoughtful caring of the group of people who come from such diverse backgrounds...a strange support system has evolved.

Lori Buff said...

My doubter is named Helga and whenever she comes to visit I tell her to go clean up the dog's yard. I have work to do. Your work is wonderful, you don't need visits from Mr. Doubt.

cookingwithgas said...

Helga, good name.