I have been toying around with the idea of starting a blog for quite some time. I have had people suggest it to me several times in the past and would always put it on my “maybe one day” list. I think I hesitated out of fear of what people would say or think of my content. For one I make several typos and I didn’t want to appear uneducated. Also, the mere thought of blogging about my inner most thoughts regarding things that are most important to me (love, self worth, self respect, relationships, spirituality, emotions, self value etc.) made me afraid. I mean the idea of exposing myself in a way that anyone can see made me feel vulnerable in a way that I was not ready for.
But as time went by I have noticed I find myself sharing my thoughts with women who were complete strangers to me. Also, I have been known to drop posts on Facebook that gave others an insight to the inner ramblings of my mind. So here I am on May 20, 2015 starting a blog. This may either be one of my most freeing experiences or quite possibly it could turn into something that I will look back on and say, “What in the world was I thinking when I ventured out into the world of exposing my life lessons via blogging”. No matter how this turns out, I have begun my journey.
Last fall I decided to try my best to make a concerted effort to find the courage to do the things I feel a desire to do, even if it meant doing it afraid. The dream of starting a blog has been in me for far too long to dismiss for another moment. So here I am starting a new chapter of my story. A chapter that entails me sharing my thoughts and life lessons to be viewed by anyone who stumbles across my site on the Internet. I hope my words encourage and help others as they travel their own journey to discovering and loving themselves.
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