I have long wanted to create a blog where I could just spill all of the stuff that floats around in my mind all day, every day, but a fear of putting myself out there has always stopped me from doing it. An introvert and an over-thinker, I struggle with a lack of confidence; holding me back from following my dreams and sharing my ideas, thoughts and feelings.
Last year I even started a blog on another blogging site; writing a couple of posts and having a play around with the design. Unfortunately, I let my fear of looking stupid or being judged stop me from actually releasing it out into the world, leaving it on private……… until now.
With the beginning of a new year and feeling inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic – Creative Living Beyond Fear, (one of this summer’s holiday reads), I decided it was time to just do it. Time to learn to live with the fear; kinda suck it up, and create the blog that I have really been wanting to create. Time to share my creativity. I decided that if I want to live a creative life, and I do, I need to learn to co-exist with the fear of failure, judgement and embarrassment and just create. Follow my dreams, do what I love and release it out into the world …whatever happens happens.
As Elizabeth writes:
“A creative life is an amplified life. It’s a bigger life, a happier life, an expanded life, and a hell of a lot more interesting life”
And that’s how I got here.
Having made the decision to go ahead with the whole blog thing, I took the leap; bought myself a domain, watched some tutorials, read some blogs about blogging, asked my IT savvy son for advice and got started. I imported the good bits from the first blog and spent many hours creating a new blog that looked like ‘me’. Two days later, I released it out into the world. I have taken the leap and am excited to make more creative choices, take chances and learn more about writing and blogging as I go.