Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Where I've been, Where I'm going.....

(image from @designcrush on Instagram)

So it’s been a while, huh.  This past year has been a series of starts and stops for me, and this blog reflects that.  I had lots of good plans and high hopes.  But life is busy and I got side-tracked.  Unfortunately, that means many things don’t get off the ground and are left in the planning stages.  Or at least, that's what I tell myself to justify why things are not going as planned.  But I think my main issue is fear. 

Fear of not doing something perfectly.   Sure, I would think about a project I wanted to do and a post I wanted to write.  I’d even plan it out.  But in addition to having a full life, I am a classic over-thinker and perfectionist.  And if I can’t do something right, right now, I put it off until I can.  And all to often, I never end up setting aside the time to make it happen. 

(image from @createcultivate on Instagram)

Fear of not fitting in.  There seems to be a common thread among many of the design blogs I read, they have been at it for a while, yet still come across as very youthful.  Am I coming too late to the party?  Would my point of view be relevant?   Would anybody care?  

(image from @jenniferppriest; quote @thinkgrowprosper on Instagram)

Fear of being judged.  There are so many good blogs out there.  I especially love the ones about design, lifestyle and family.  But again, there are a lot of great ones out there.  Do I have anything different to say?  Do I have any fresh ideas?  

These are some of the thoughts that hold me back.  But this time it’s going to be different.  This time I am going to try my best to not let fear hold me back.  This time I am going to be brave.


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