Why did I start blogging?
It’s pretty simple really: My therapist told me to.
…okay, it isn’t really that simple but she definitely gave me the push that I need to start this project. You see, I’m a professional self-saboteur; I like to sabotage things before they have even had a chance to start because I’m so scared of failing. I would come up with a hundred excuses as to why I couldn’t start blogging.
I don’t have time. You literally do. You have plenty of free time at work. School is about to be finished for the summer so that will give you even more time. You go home everyday and do absolutely nothing when you could use that time to do something you want to do. Make the time and just do it!
What if I run out of things to write about? That’s the beauty of this. You can write about anything and everything. There are so many possibilities and you have already started a really long list. Pinterest and google exist too for when you’re running low.
What if I can’t stick to my schedule? Don’t make a schedule, then! Write and post when you want to! You know that you are not the type to follow a schedule because that’s how you get burned out. When you feel like you have something that you want to share, then share it. Don’t force yourself to pump out content that you don’t feel good about.
What if no one reads it? Guess what? That’s okay. You’re doing this for you. You’re doing this to get the thoughts out of your head and to put them somewhere else. One person may read it, a hundred people may read it, no one may read it and that’s totally cool. Don’t let the numbers define you. Blog because it’s what YOU want to do.
These were my cycle of excuses when asked why I haven’t started my blog yet. These answers were everything that my therapist replied with and that’s when I realized that she was right. I can make excuses all my life but all it’s going to do is hold me back from my potential.
I want to blog because I want to connect with others. I want to blog because I know that there are people out there that have been through the same things that I have and I want to make sure that they know they aren’t alone. I want to blog because it makes me feel good to put my thoughts and voice out there. I want to blog because sharing my stories help me to heal and move past all of the things that have been holding me down. I want to blog because it’s what I want, not what others want.
This is why I started blogging.