Ok, I don’t know why this is scary to me…it shouldn’t be. It’s not that big of a deal, it’s just a blog. So here goes nothin’!…
Welcome to my blog!
Sounds so weird. So this blog was an amazingly thoughtful and wonderful birthday gift from my husband…back in November. What’s taken me so long to have a “first post”? Well, while I was extremely appreciative and thrilled beyond words to be given my very own blog, which was something I had desired to have for a very long time, I became paralyzed by fear and perfectionism.
The thoughts kept running around the hamster wheel that is my mind… What if nobody reads my blog? or…What if it goes viral and The Ellen Show calls and wants me to appear? I’m not ready for my 15 seconds of fame or HD widescreen television…I need to lose that 10+ pounds that the camera will add. (Ok, get over yourself, girlfriend…really? Ellen? really….Hey, it could happen.) What do I write about? What if I fail? What if I succeed? (this is the part where I’d start singing a Whitney Houston song in my head….”I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone’s shadow…”)
Ok, I could go on an on with my excuses and would probably have an 80’s hit pop song to go with them all. But today is January 1st. It’s the New Year. Today is the day to start something new. Today, I leave fear and procrastination behind me. Here I go!
Are fear and procrastination holding you back from pursuing your dreams too? Leave those bad boys in 2014. We don’t need them. Let’s start something new this year. Do something scary. Who wants to join me? Let’s get our inner hippos out of the mud and into the sky. (Check out the “Why Soaring Hippo” and “About Me” sections to read about the significance behind the name Soaring Hippo.)
Happy 2015, friends! May this be our year to SOAR!