11 minutes ago
the hebrew word for "insolence", "cheek", or "incredible guts".
we all need a healthy dose of audacity and cheekiness sometimes. .
i'll be very forward with you and say that chutzpah is not my go-to character trait. don't get me wrong, i have many problematic character traits. but this one wasn't in my nature. in fact, i used to be the kind of person who would do anything possible to not be labeled as chutzpah. i would run to the end of the world and back if it meant i'd find favor in your eyes. .
over the years, i've had to slowly teach myself how to be a little bit chutzpah. being in the creative field feels as though i've been catapulted into outer space surrounded by aliens who don't speak my language. the only weapon i have to protect myself from the extraterrestrial beings is my weapon called chutzpah. .
it's the muscle of saying no, even if it means everything can fall apart and i'll have to walk away with nothing. it's the chasing down of companies that stole images from me off the internet for print and being told i'm chutzpah for demanding pay and replying "why yes it is" and owning it. it's the guts to keep going forward, even if it feels like a dead-end on every corner. .
it takes incredible guts to be in this field. freelancing is not for the faint of heart, and i have to continue being chutzpah to the fearful voices in my head that tell me every day that i should quit before i'm in too deep. .
can you relate? do you like these creative posts? let me know and i'll keep on posting! #goalsslayer
#believeinyourself❤️ #sefiracreative #illustragram
#illustrationaday#chassidicartist #judaism #artillustration #chutzpah #jewishfood #positivequote #jewishmemes