There’s times in life when we just have to start the “thing”…that project, book, or blog, that business or class we’ve always dreamed about. We have to start scared and probably not very good at what we’re doing. Leaping without having a grasp on a safe end goal or even the very next goal feels like a disaster waiting to happen…we don’t know what’s coming next. But finally putting a beginning on what’s kept us afraid produces courage for whatever’s around the bend. And sometimes, there lies the pivot point where little trickles of creativity begin to flow. The hope is that the masterpieces we see in our minds can go from simple paint splatters that we cast into the world to beautiful creations that offer what we always knew we had to give. But hope is dead if we never make a move toward the canvas.
I’ve wanted to write for years, but always managed to find some other things to push writing to the very back burner. Usually those other things were laundry, kids, grocery runs, and reading another book about writing. But that tug? It never went away. I would think about putting my words on paper every day. Late at night, my brain often picks up speed and replays the stories of the day with words I should be writing down, but instead keep tucked safely away in brain matter. I would read books about writing, talk about writing, dream about writing, feel led to write, and yet never put pen to paper. That had to change.
I finally decided that I don’t have to have this thing figured out. I just have to make the first move. That takes bravery, for some reason, and I think it’s because there’s an internal resistance to starting the very thing that we feel called to do. Putting something out into the world that we feel nervous and protective over at the same time takes guts. It’s like sending your child off to school for the first time. You half want to keep her home with you, where she’s safe from unkind words and the unknowns you can’t control. But the other half of you knows there’s so much adventure and joy waiting for her if you’ll just be okay with helping her start.
So, here goes. I’m hoping you’ll come along with me and be inspired to be fully you…leaning into a calling that you know is in you. Let’s be brave together!
I hope this is a place where we can get to know each other- I can’t wait for that to happen! I want to share a journey with you of encouragement, trials, failures and successes, and most of all, friendship. I’m so glad you’re here!