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A is for Afraid to Begin

I love encouraging others!

Since I love encouraging other creatives so much, I’m sharing Homemade Creativity Memes for this year’s A to Z Blog Challenge. By “homemade” I mean that the quotes are from all over, but I took each photo with my iPhone. Here’s the one I made for today:

Are you afraid to begin? (graphic by Tui Snider)
Are you afraid to begin? (graphic by Tui Snider)

A is for Afraid to Begin?

Do you ever get the urge to create something, but chicken out because you’re not an expert?

I’ve done that so many times! Didn’t pick up the paint brush because I’m not Picasso. Didn’t touch the piano because I’m not Chopin.

But in the end, who really cares? As long as you’re having fun and it doesn’t hurt anyone, experiment, play, and enjoy being a beginner! Make some joyful mistakes!

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What is the April A to Z Blog Challenge?

Each April, bloggers from all over the world participate in the April A to Z blog challenge, and you can too. It’s a lot of fun and a great way to meet other bloggers.

To play along, all you do is make a blog post for each letter of the alphabet during April, then visit as many other bloggers as you can. In addition to my personal blog here, I’m also writing A to Z posts for the the Story Dam writing community. You can check those out by clicking here: Story Dam’s Writing Quotes & Encouragement 

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Tui Snider is an author, speaker, and photographer who specializes in quirky, haunted, and downright bizarre destinations. As she puts it, “I used to write fiction – but then, I moved to Texas!” Snider's writing and photography have been featured in a variety of publications, including Coast to Coast AM, FOX Travel News, LifeHack, Langdon Review, the City of Plano, Wild Woman Waking, Shades of Angels and more. Snider’s award-winning books include Paranormal Texas, The Lynching of the Santa Claus Bank Robber, and Unexpected Texas. Snider has several more books in progress, including a Field Guide to Cemetery Symbols and a book about the Great Texas Airship Mystery of 1897. Tui has worn a lot of hats in her life – literally – and is especially fond of berets. She enjoys connecting with writers and readers all over the globe through social media, her newsletter and her website: TuiSnider.com.
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20 Comments

    • Yes! And once I do, I always wonder why I waited so long to give it a try… Thanks for dropping by! :)

  1. Really fun picture to go with the quote. It’s always a little scary to start something new but it is all about having fun. WeekendsInMaine

    • Hi, Karen! Glad you liked the pic. My hubby & I were exploring Curacao and came upon these birds in a little park. Thank you for dropping by! ~Tui

  2. Hey, Tui! Sounds like a great theme for the A to Z this year! Fun photo, above, and wonderful thought in the quote! Happy A to Z! :)

    • Hi, Barbara! I had fun making all the memes for this year’s A to Z. Are you doing A to Z, too? Guess I’ll find out here soon, ‘cuz I’m popping over to your blog now. :D ~Tui

  3. “As long as you’re having fun and it doesn’t hurt anyone, experiment, play, and enjoy being a beginner! ” I love it!
    I’ve plunged full speed ahead into many adventures while leaving others behind who are too afraid of tipping a toe into foreign waters.

    • Good for you, Cheryl! Those who are afraid to try miss out on so much fun! Thanks for dropping by! ~Tui

  4. no point in being afraid with anything – facing it is life! Great post for A to Z

    • Hi, Tina! Thanks for dropping by during A to Z and leaving a comment. I’m hopping over to yours now to see what you shared today. :D ~Tui

  5. Love the theme and the first meme. Quirky and off beat rock.

    • Thank you, Shari! I’m off to see what you posted now… :D ~Tui

    • Hehe! Yeah, everyone was taking pics with that little alien that day! Thanks for dropping by. I’m off to your blog now! :D ~Tui

  6. Yep, I’d say fear just about covers it. Thanks for the permission to play and have fun!

    • Hi, Deb! Yeah, I find it necessary to give myself permission slips from time to time – lol! :D Thanks for dropping by! I’m off your blog next. ~Tui

  7. Eva Eva

    I think that sometimes I’m more afraid of finishing… I’m a beginner in a lot of fields. Love your picture.

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    Name: Eva
    Blog: Mail Adventures
    #AtoZ Challenge Theme: Postcards
    Letter A: Adventurers. Because any postcard is a little adventure, isn’t it?

    • Thank you, Eva! I was just over at your blog and, as a postcard fan, the theme is right up my alley! :D ~Tui

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