“So how was that one thing you went to? Can I read about it on your blog? Oh wait… you don’t have one…. Awkward silence.
Being put on the spot like this on a weekly basis is what prompts me to finally begin to blog. Right now. Granted it was my fault for making the announcement to a select few that I was thinking of starting a blog, I never asked them to actually hold me to my word. Geez! You see, this is something I have wanted to do for about a year but have been to busy –cough terrified cough- to actually start.
Is it because I’m shy? Ha! I am actually a self-labeled speaker….Really. Words make me happy and I can seriously talk your ear off with my over-enthused stories. Oh and my hands? They insist on being supporting actors in my theatrics at all times (by the way, this has to be some sort of genetic trait because my dad seems to suffer from the same enthusiasm when handed the mic). That right there makes me a speaker in my book.
Writing, however, is the proverbial rock in my shoe…. Uncomfortable & painful! So the idea of starting a blog is pretty insane seeing as how it requires actual writing. But I’m game!
It is definitely not easy to put yourself out there and risk people thinking that you are obsessive, bossy, crazy, too over the top but I am willing to take that chance for the sake of being the example. Because I believe there is a greater plan for everyone’s life and I am ready to begin living mine. Celebrating my twenty-fifth birthday, or as I like to call it- the 25th Anniversary of Me, just a few weeks ago has come with assurance & confidence I need for whatever is to come.
I want to remember every step of the way; the good, the bad, and the hot mess. Making a public declaration to raise my hand and say “Here I am!! Pick me!!” and then share it with everyone gives me the accountability I need to continue to push forward. So unless I want to embarrass myself, I better step up to the batters plate.
So here’s to overcoming fears… and keeping your word. CHEERS!