I started this blog in an attempt to push myself out of my comfort zone and into the world. I started this blog to try and find my voice, to try and become comfortable with putting myself out there & interacting with the world. — I did this so I could grow as a person, hoping to gain some confidence in my ability to be who I am & reach my goals. — In the short time that I’ve had it, I realized something. — It’s working! 🙂
This journey is only just beginning, but it’s working. Slow & steady wins the race… so they say, lol.(At least I think they say that.)
I’m learning not to be afraid to speak and to share, to be real and vulnerable. — It’s forcing me to try harder than I had previously been trying. — It’s been slow, but I see small differences in my actions.
I’ve found criticism, I’m sure there are people that looked at my blog and thought good heavens, no way. (Everyone’s tastes are different, lol) — Once upon a time that thought in itself would have forced me back into my shell & I would have quit. This blog & this decision to push myself is in fact, helping me learn how to handle what comes with it. — Pretty cool, huh? 🙂
I’ve also found support. I’ve found fellow bloggers on WordPress, people that I connect with on many different levels. People I share ideals with, that are kind & wonderful people. When I considered how much rejection might hurt… I realized that not everyone is going to think the worst of me. & even if someone does… there are 50 more people to that 1 that would disagree with them. (Haha, I just made up those statistics, lol — but you see what I’m saying.)
The more I do this. The more I interact with others (here & other places) the more comfortable I become with it. — I had to do all of this to feel better about it. — It’s working.
I feel more confident when I share with others now. — Is it as good as it could be? No, not yet. That’s going to take time. I’ve been this way my whole life. — But forcing myself out there is making it much easier.
One step at a time, I’ll get there.
Thanks to any & everyone that has supported me &/or my blog & writing.
You’re all amazing! Whether You’re family, friend, kind-fellow blogger… Thank-You! — Because you’ve helped make a difference! 🙂