Let me tell you a story. The story of a woman who just wanted to begin then keep going!
Beginnings! I’ve had many of them. Being a brutally honest person, I oftentimes say things without much thought of the impact of my words on other people. It isn't intentional, and I do bite my tongue if necessary. I am a Sagittarius, so the brutally honest trait goes with the territory.
Here’s the thing, when it comes to writing, I will be nothing but honest. Interestingly, I knew from a young age; I wanted to write. It’s been a dream that I’ve only just begun to explore, though truly. However, as I started writing, I began to think about how people perceive what I write. That concern factored into what kept me from actually publishing anything for months.
I've published and unpublished my blog several times. I have also edited my book manuscript several times over and haven’t looked into getting it published yet. The past two years have been a series of beginnings, but I finally got terrified that my dream would die.
Then I saw this interview titled “Stop Fearing Rejection and Be the Real You” with Marie Forleo and Tom Bilyeu and decided to be myself without changing my writing style. I’ll never be perfect, but I love who I am. There was a lot of work that has gone into being able to say that truthfully.
So, I will share my thoughts, life lessons, what it was like to deal with anxiety and depression, sexual abuse, and being chained by my thoughts for most of my life. Some people will get it, and some people won’t, and I understand that. However, I can’t control other people’s thoughts.
I am tired of sitting back, having this desire to write but then stopping for fear that the words won’t be perfect. We all have a story, and I hope that my thoughts and experiences will resonate somewhere along the way. Ideally, helping others in some way.
That being said, I’ve gone through this week and edited some of my content. It’s a rewarding feeling to be able to find my voice. So, I am excited to get my first posts published and begin but then keep going this time. Thank you for reading. Come back anytime.