Originally Posted 7/30/16
You ever feel like you’ve just GOT to do something different? Like you HAVE TO color outside the lines? Like the box HAS TO be broken…. or else?
I started this blog because I was told that it was a ‘good strategy’ for a writer. I was told that I should be blogging on the same day of every week… faithfully… whether I felt like it or not… whether I was inspired to share something or not. I did my research. There are tons of ‘how to’ courses out there on blogging … in order to do it the ‘right way’ … to make money… to gather an audience that will ‘bring returns’ later on. I followed ‘the rules’ when I first started that were given for successful bloggers.
Then something happened.
The blog… or I… lost its sparkle. Creating this blog and being placed within a box in the effort of trying to make it a success taught me that if you don’t follow your heart and do something because it is your passion and you believe in it 1,000% their idea of success and your own WILL NOT MATCH!
I have found… or created… a place (a blog) that enables me to share the insights of my relatives, especially the women in my family. It ensures that I can share my passions, my pitfalls (hopefully helping others realize theirs and building from them rather than sitting there with guilt because of them). It has offered me a place to offer the world a bit of peace in a sea of madness. Yet, most of all it has given me a space to simply “be me”.
Knowing all this I have realized that I will be sporadic with my blogging. I won’t be following the ‘every Sunday’ rule. Yet, when I blog I will be sharing from my heart what’s most important to me. So I ask of you (the reader) please… have patience with me in a world that has very little.
More than that…. If you are going to start something… a blog, a book, a new hobby, anything… start it for the right reasons. Start it because it is an extension of you that you wish to share with the world…. not because it is the readily accepted version of what is ‘in’ at this point in time. What I’m saying is….. Please…. Just be You! Show the rest of the world how YOU see it… how you see yourself.
I will have the patience to wait for whatever it is that you wish to share because…. You’re worth it!
I wish you peace in your heart and stars in your eyes, for if they are shining there can be nothing else but peace.