I feel like it was all fun and games with my lettering until I tried to put an actual phrase together. I actually ignored my pens and ink for a couple days while I paced back and forth trying to talk myself into taking the plunge. It's so nerve-wracking trying something new, especially when you plan to put it out there for all to see (and judge!). I came across this little sentiment on Pinterest and that was just the motivation I needed to take the next step. Is it perfect? Not even close, dude! But to me, it was a beautiful step in letting go of my need to be "perfect" and "the best" and allow myself to discover the beauty in the process of learning and (hopefully!) improving over time. This can be said about most things in life. You just won't know until you try. And knowing, for me, is worth the trying, even if it's a scary hot mess!