I have started this blog and re-started this blog several times. While I envision myself as a blogger, the act of blogging always seems to find itself at the bottom of my todo list. I think, tomorrow, I’ll get to it tomorrow, next week, I’ll restart blogging next week.
I think the idea of perfection and accomplishment are holding me back. Last time I attempted to start blogging it took me forever to find a blog post theme I liked, then what font and how do I format. Then I was worried about backfilling my blog, I was working so hard on posts to be backdated, I wasn’t getting anything done in the present.
As I logged in today I had two post in 2018 and the rest dated in 2017. I have a total of 11 published post and 9 drafts. NINE drafts, that are now out of date and might never be published, what a waste.
So I am writing this post to let you know this is my START! Today, on a beautiful fall day, I am going to be a blogger, and I guess a writer. I never thought I wanted to be a writer, but somehow I am here writing and wanting to write more. I want to tell stories that are worth telling and fun to share.
One of my role models is Rachel Hollis, I started following her about a year ago, and her messaging and advice really resonate with me. Lately, I keep hearing her say, “Start today! Not tomorrow, not after everything else is done, TODAY, START TODAY!” One of the other women that has inspired me is Sherly Sandberg, several years ago my mom encouraged me to read her book, Lean In. While there are several takeaways from that book, the one that probably helps me the most is “done is better than perfect.” So this blog post is done, it is not perfect, but it is my start.
PS. My mom is my #1 role model and fan! She, before anyone else, gave me the courage, the know-how, and the inspiration to start going after my dreams. She and my dad believe in me and support me in all that I do. Without them, I would not be here.