I've been thinking about blogging for a long time now. I have been reading blogs on a daily basis for a solid year.
And, on the privacy of my laptop where no one can see, I have been writing blog posts. I think about things and I want to process those things. So I write. and I show my writings to a couple of close friends. and maybe my sister and my mom. (who also happen to be close friends)
So I guess the first answer to Why the Blog? is that I would like a place to share. To share my thoughts, my heart, my struggles, and my questions. Maybe especially my questions. Because if there is anything I have learned in the past few years, it's that I don't have anything figured out.
That takes me to my second reason of Why the Blog? which is, I believe blogging will be a part of my journey. I am on a journey of dropping fear in pursuit of Love.
Starting this blog today is a step of dropping fear. Because the main reason I haven't started a blog until now is fear.
Fear of what people will think of my writing.
Fear of what people I know in real life will think of my public admittance of my faults.
Fear of what people will think of what I have to say.
Fear of looking, or sounding, stupid.
Fear of lack of interest.
Fear of failure.
So, although I am not somehow magically released from these fears by simply posting my first blog post, I am choosing to step out in a small act of courage and not allow fear to dictate my behavior.
And I'm Excited!
My goal on this blog is not to collect comments, or gain a high opinion from people, or be told how great I am. I actually don't expect that to happen at all!
Rather, my goal is to learn to share from a genuine heart, to share from a state of humility, and to process my pursuit of Love through the act of writing.
I'd Love to have you on the Journey!