I thought that there wasn't too much that could shake me up anymore regarding my confidence in what I am creating. I thought I had convinced myself that there were a variety of personal tastes, not everyone would like everything I was doing, and that was just fine. I thought I had conquered most of my weaknesses, and was well on my way to accomplishing major goals.
With one unintended, careless remark, my bubble has popped and I sit and question everything I am doing.
But it's not all bad. I try to see it from their point of view. What makes my work weak? What do I need to work on? And I see it...the weakness....the "it could be better." So I resolve to fix those problems, to strengthen my work, and to get to the point of It Couldn't Be Better.
(I need to remind myself constantly that I am very new to this craft, despite my feeling of being here forever. I am just starting out....and will need more time to get to where I am trying to be. The only way to get there is work, work, work. )