So I’m learning that if you want to be a blogger, you actually have to write.
I’m still struggling with fear and procrastination. I don’t know why. Having a blog is not that big of a deal. Lots of people have one.
Truth is, I’ve been writing a blog for over ten years….a mental blog (so I guess that doesn’t really count, does it?). Yup, I’ve been blogging about all sorts of wonderful stuff in my head throughout the years. You all would’ve loved it…at least all of the blog followers that I had in head loved it.
No wonder I have an attention deficit disorder. All these thoughts and ideas and wonderings have been running around the proverbial hamster wheel of my mind with no outlet to escape by. (Is proverbial the right word to use here? I dunno, just sounded good…and a bit awkward. I’m almost certain that I’ve never said that word out loud before in a conversation…it’s not typically in my normal rotation of “dude” and “awesome”.)
I once heard a very wise man say “Impression without Expression leads to Depression.” He also said “Perfectionism often leads to Procrastination which leads to Paralysis.” (Those were sayings that I scribbled down in my sermon notes many years ago….the wise man who shared them was Rick Warren.) I’m learning that I need to express myself more and let go of my idealistic tendencies.
And, I keep hearing this George Michael song in my head every time I think about sitting down to write:
“If you’ve got something to say,
why don’t you say it?
If you’ve got something to give,
why don’t you give it to me?”
Did I just quote Rick Warren and George Michael in the same blog post? Yep….Yes, I did.
So, I guess what I need to overcome right now is the fear of putting my thoughts out there and needing them to come out perfectly. I am a baby blogger….I’m going to babble and spit up and make some messes….but the thing about babies is that they don’t stay babies, they grow.
Eventually they become toddlers that klutz around and learn to find their balance…and continue on their journey into growing up…making plenty of mistakes along the way.
Oh, I can’t hardly wait to see what the” tween”-ager stage of this blog will be. Having a tween in my home, I can tell you that it’s bound to be interesting.
Thanks for joining me on this journey. I am excited to see where it takes us.