I know for me, getting started with a new project, endeavor, or chore, seems to be extremely difficult. It can be because I’m unsure how to proceed, how to find the time, or simply just being afraid that it will take too long or be too complicated for me to finish quickly. So that’s where this blog post comes in. I’ve had this page for quite a while, but blogging is just one of those things that scares the living daylights out of me. I’ve never considered myself a writer, so there’s that little fear factor involved. But more importantly, it’s just the whole idea of actually starting (and following through) with the commitment.
So here’s the approach that just makes sense to me…just do it. You aren’t getting any younger (talking to myself here) and you aren’t accomplishing anything by just sitting there and doing nothing. So jump in and get at that keyboard and start blogging. Whether anyone reads it or not is irrelevant. Get those words out of my head and down on my website if for nothing else so I can use them to smack myself around once in a while when I fall back into the fear.
I’m realizing in this stage in my life that waiting for tomorrow is going to result in running out of tomorrows. We aren’t guaranteed anything beyond this very moment, nobody is. So if you want to do something, you had better make up your mind to get to it. The only way to do that is to START. No epiphany will come from the heavens to make things magically come together. So I’m taking my advice and getting moving (at least my fingers are moving). Baby steps. One thing at a time. And any other cliché you can think of when you need inspiration to step out of the comfort zone and put yourself out there.
My first step...take a little pause. A momentary pause to gather myself and my resolve. After that, I feel ready to take on the world (or at least this blog post). Make a date with myself to do the work. Nobody else is going to do it for me. So here I am, doing work and getting started.
Here is my intention for this little corner of the web. This blog will be:
- Random musings that come into my head.
- An insight into things going on in my world at any given moment.
- A place to share some of my photography and my feelings about it.
- A pause in my day to stop and get thoughts down.
- Pretty much anything else that comes to mind.
What this blog won’t be:
- Commentary on the economy, my world view, or anything else that is discussed elsewhere ad nauseam
- Me telling the world that I’ve got all the answers and you should listen to me and do as I say.
Why? Because I don’t have all the answers to any of these issues. Heck, I don’t even have one answer. I can't even figure out how to get the hole in my ceiling fixed. Or any number of things. So for me to pretend I have all the answers to any question bigger than my own little world is a little disingenuous at the very least.
So, here it is, and here I am, trying to figure out how to get started…with anything.