I’ve been thinking and thinking and thinking about starting a blog for many years. I have had ideas floating around since the birth of my first child, over six years ago. I’ve even written blog posts and saved them on my computer, just waiting for the idea to come to fruition. There are a ton of adages about how getting started is the hardest part:
You don’t have to see the whole staircase to take the first step.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a first step.
Why is getting started so hard? One reason for me in particular is that in some regards, I’m a bit of a perfectionist. Not only do I want things done, I want them done RIGHT. Certainly, perfectionism is a helpful character trait in some ways, but it often drags down getting things done. If I can’t get something perfect, I’ll wait until I can get it perfect, which is quite debilitating in many circumstances. With a blog and with writing in general, I’m not sure I’ll ever feel that it’s just perfect. Luckily, my husband is my number one supporter, believing in me more than anyone has ever believed in me, and he encourages me to see the beauty in the fact that something is better than nothing, even when that something is not perfect.
So here I am, taking that huge leap of faith and hitting publish to see where this whole blog thing takes me. If you’re following along, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I truly hope that doing something, even if not perfect, is helpful to the world in some way. With all the negativity broadcasted in today’s world, I hope to be a small beacon of light and positivity. Thank you for taking the time to sparkle with me. xoxo