When my daughter was a baby learning to talk, she would wake up in her crib and practice her new words. It was so fun listening to her get it “just right” — the pronunciation, the volume, the different inflections! Even then, she was a perfectionist! I always thought she got this particular trait from her dad; I was certain it didn’t come from me. If there was one label I had never given myself, it was “Perfectionist.”
It may be time to rethink that whole label thing. I’ve been working for six months on this little space you’re visiting today, but no one knew.
“The design isn’t what I want it to be.”
“I haven’t had time to do anything fun and write about it yet.”
“Better photos — I have to have better photos!”
“I don’t have anything to say…”
“I’m not interesting enough…”
The truth is, this little piece of the internet will never be “just right.” A bit like real life, don’t you think? Some days I wake up thinking, “‘Why Not?’ take that hot air balloon ride today?!” Instead I end up taking a ride to the grocery store, to the mechanic, to the dry cleaner, then come home and clean out the linen closet. Or I have this brilliant idea of how I want something to display on my blog, and work unsuccessfully on it an entire week, only to decide I just can’t let anyone see it until I figure it out.
I am here because I want to write about stepping out of my comfort zone. And I’ve gotta tell you, folks, putting this blog out there is pretty doggone far out of my comfort zone! So in the spirit of “Why Not?” …here it is! Not the way I wanted it to look, not full of the fun and interesting content I had planned, but as a work in progress. Because if I wait until I get it “just right,” I’ll never, ever step out of my safe little place.
Please grab a cup of your favorite whatever and Come On In! Explore for a while; I’ll tell you what I’m doing here and a few things about me. And in case you didn’t know this, I thrive on interaction! I would love to hear what you have to say: the good, the bad, and the ugly! Oh, should you find anything useful or interesting and decide to share it with your friends, I just might love you forever! 🙂
Are you feeling a nudge to step out into something that makes you a bit nervous, or downright scares you to death? Misery does love company, so “Why Not?” step out with me and let’s get uncomfortable together!