Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway

be bold
be bold

I have been blogging for just over a year and a half.  Until today I have never really told anyone about it.  I've had links to my blog in a couple of my social media outlets and I think I've mentioned it a couple of times but I've never felt really comfortable sharing it.  I've decided fairly recently, however, that the potentially great opportunities that blogging can bring outweigh my fear of putting myself out there.

One of the main reasons I haven't done this sooner is because I've been afraid.  Afraid of what people will think, afraid of what people will say.  The town I grew up in is also home to a very successful blog run by three local girls.  It's been a favourite of mine for a long time and it has been really inspiring to watch them grow and evolve over the past few years.  As inspiring as it's been watching them, however, their blog is one of the reasons I've never really advertised mine.  I've been afraid that people in our community will think I am trying to be like those girls and will judge and dismiss me as a wannabe.  While I'm sure some people will think those things I know that not everyone will.  And really, who cares?  There will always be those people who think that what you're doing is weird or too out there or is just an imitation of what someone else is already doing.  But why should those people stop me from doing something that brings me pleasure?  I like taking pictures and coming up with different things to DIY and sharing the music I've been loving and walking around and sharing the neat little places I find.  Those things make me feel good!  And if what I have to say about things makes other people feel good or brings them a sense of comfort or inspires them to do the things that make them feel good then that's just an added bonus!

So basically this is a long winded way of me saying "Welcome to my blog!  I'm a little scared to be out here, but here I am anyway!" I would love your feedback as I continue on with this little blog of mine and would love your input on content.  If there are certain things you'd like to see or read about, let me know!  I really want this space to be a place that encourages conversations, inspires people to do things, and connects people in all sorts of ways.  I sincerely hope you enjoy reading my posts and will do all that I can to please as many people as possible.  So if you've gotten this far, thank you for reading and let's talk soon, ok?!

PS I've made a Facebook page and an Instagram account JUST for this blog so if you are so inclined, go like and follow!!