I'm Ready... I'm Not Ready...

I'm ready I'm not ready
I'm ready for anything!
I'm ready to fail big!
I'm ready to go home.
I'm ready to do more work.
I'm ready to get outside!
I'm ready to move on.
I'm ready for a vacation.
I'm ready to move out of my apartment.
I'm not ready for a new job.
I'm ready to go backpacking in yosemite with my brother!
I'm ready to stop working weekends!
I'm ready to skip this week,.
I'm not ready for monday!
I'm ready to leave the cult of mac. Going to buy a pc that doesn't slow bake it's internal parts like my imac did.
I'm ready to get in shape.
I'm not ready to grow up. I know it's a trap.


I never feel ready to take on a new challenge. The sense that I'm unprepared seems inescapable. The feeling's isolating and breaking through it's difficult. But when I do it feels really good, for a little while at least.

Fear has always held me back. I've missed countless opportunities because I was too scared to take the risks. When I was younger I was scared of monsters, scared of dancing in public, scared of talking to girls. And as I grew up, my fears grew up too. Now I'm scared of change, scared of losing control, scared of leaving my daughter. The list goes on and on. I know I'm not alone, but it kinda feels that way.

When I do overcome my fear there's always a rush that comes with that success. It's always fleeting, but also very addicting. I'm constantly chasing it. Trying to be a better designer every day. I'm still figuring out how I can use this obsession to do something worthwhile. Something that will provide for my family and do right by everyone else.

This perpetual chase keeps me searching for new ways to overcome my fear. Some people believe that simply observing our fears and sharing them can empower us to overcome them. I think I'm one of those people, but I'd like to explore this concept further.

Let's share our fears, the ones we're ready to move past and the ones that we're not ready to move past. Let's see if we can empower others as well as ourselves. Maybe we can move towards overcoming our fears together. With that goal in mind I created this site. If you see something relatable show some love and share something too!

I hope we can explore the commonality of fear and empower each other to overcome it. Such an outcome would be well worth the likely embarrassment of a little over sharing. Are you ready or not?

Who's This Dude?

Howdy! My name's Steve Wolpe. I'm a designer and illustrator based in Ojai, California. I'm a little shy, but once you know me I'm actually pretty weird! I'm always interested in new projects!

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