(Pics by Kelley)
I love to write. I know many people don’t. But I do. Yet I still sometimes struggle with what to write. Whether it is a physical pen and paper in front of you, or (in my case) a blank document with the alphabet under my fingertips, what to say can leave you staring out the window.
So today, I got my pictures together but wasn’t sure what to say. I decided to go back and look at two of my favorite blogs. These have inspired me. Seeing theirs makes me want to continue blogging, even though the differences and experiences between mine and theirs are staggering. But today, when I visited one blog (South Curls & Pearls) she was doing a bit of reminiscing, sharing pictures from way back. ?As I scrolled down, the photos noticeably improved…drastically.
As did the years.
To see where she started and how far she has come was inspiring. And it got me thinking.
I am a perfectionist. And the problem with that (if I haven’t already said) is that no one is perfect. So when what I want or what is envisioned in my head does not turn out perfect, it gets to me.
So for me (and maybe you too) I am hesitant to try things or begin something, knowing that I won’t be 100% up to par. As a small example, I can’t even tell you how many different headers I created trying to find the perfect one for BBG: how many variations, colors, fonts, sizes, designs I played with until finally I just had to give in: those awful cringe-worthy words “good enough” ?now come to mind.
You see. We can’t hold back forever. We can’t be afraid to go ahead or try with the haunting thoughts that we will fail. Because if we never start we will never see where we could be. And the longer we put it off the longer it will take to get there. Because if you wait until you’re ready, you’ll never make it.
So, for me, I have this blog. And as long as I enjoy it I’m going to continue.
People may say things about what you do, some people will encourage and plenty will pull down, but learn from both. Learn learn learn. Take what you can use and shrug off what doesn’t matter.
I know this is a bit different from my other blogs and honestly a little weird to put out. It probably could have been said a bit more eloquently, but hopefully it encourages you in some aspect of your life wherever you’re at!
And just so I don’t get too crazy, I have to mention my outfit. (You know, because there was a lot of talent in putting this one together.) But I’m kinda digging rompers. They are cute and seriously effortless. I love this one because I can dress it up with a statement necklace and some bangles for going out to dinner, or can throw on some sandals and a jean jacket for a more casual look.
Thanks for reading! It means so much to me.