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It certainly is! In fact, it’s all about time, isn’t it? Tick, tock. Tick tock.
In a March blog post, I wrote how proud and excited I was to contribute to The Digi Files – a monthly kit club offered by The Daily Digi. What I didn’t say was I had to submit an application – sort of a designing resume, if you will. There are only seven spots available each month and only 12 months to the year. And while 84 possible spots may seem like a lot, there are hundreds of digi designers out there, many of whom would love to be chosen to contribute. After all, it’s a chance to get your name and product in front of thousands of members.
But, as is the case with any job interview, you must sell yourself … show off your product and hope that you have something different and interesting enough to be asked to participate. I’ve been following the Digi Files for almost as long as it’s been around and I started to think about applying at some point in 2011. But I but never had the courage. It’s like applying to sell at a site – someone is evaluating your work. What if they don’t like it? Self-doubt and insecurity are a b…. bear to overcome. So I did nothing. For a long time I did nothing. Then along came that “fearless” word. What was I waiting for? How can you get what you want if you just think about it? Life is too short, isn’t it? Tick, tock. Tick, tock.
I decided to just do it. After all, there’s another side to that “what if” question. What if they do accept me? What if the customers really like my product? What if I’m successful? What if I decided “nothing ventured, nothing gained”? So, although my heart was pounding and I was hyperventilating when I pressed “send” on that email, I did it. And then I waited. FYI – it turns out that holding your breath for any extended period of time is harder than you think. Tick, tock. Tick, tock.
When I got the reply inviting me to participate, I think I might have actually squealed! Then, of course, I panicked. What to make? What if …. Sigh. What if I took all that energy I spent worrying and actually did something productive with it? Wasn’t it about time I started to act like the designer I felt I was? “Time’s a wastin'” my mother used to say. Tick, tock. Tick, tock. Ah HAH!
And that’s how this kit was born – it made it’s debut, along with my designer feature at The Digi Files on March 20! Lots of good things have happened to me since I decided it was about time to be fearless!
I’m so happy that I can now release It’s About Time to you! But I have to ask – isn’t it about time YOU ??? – fill in the blank!
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