Many, many years ago, like so many others, I got by on noodles. They were cheap, easy and quick. They made the perfect fast food. I loved the really cheap ones. They were yummy.
The problem is you get used to cheap things when you're younger. You also get used to bad habits. Then, when you're older, you gravitate to those habits.
Why do you keep returning to your roots? Because you know the things that helped you get by in the past will probably serve you again. You gravitate to old habits even though they will probably hold you back.
To move forward you have to break old patterns. Bad habits like settling for less will never serve you well. You have to put in the work to get your best out.
I could have quit. I could've not done the drawing and not posted it. That would have been playing into the old comfortable me. That me doesn't want to wander out and put my neck on the line. I've learned over the last couple of months doing these drawings that I need to do the drawings get them out even when I don't want to. I don't want to be tied to the old insecurities that keep me from my best performance.
Another day down and another day on target. Another day I slew the dragon.
Back on the horse tomorrow and I'll see where it takes me.