I've been thinking about starting a new blog for months now. I've got a list of excuses which cycle through my head for why this is a terrible idea, but I've also been listening to a lot of podcasts and reading a lot of books and doing a lot of thinking and I have concluded that I just need to do it already and get it out of my system.
Yes, this IS the most confident and inspiring way to start a blog like, ever.
Before I begin, I want to share my OFFICIAL BLOG PERMISSION SLIP, which I have written for myself because this is my blog and I make the rules. I got this exercise from Brené Brown in her e-course on "The Gifts of Imperfection," which I am only a couple of weeks into and love (more on this in future posts I am sure). I've been writing myself permission slips for all kinds of stuff, including this blog. It's long but that just shows you how many excuses I had to bludgeon to get here. Thus,
I HEREBY GIVE MYSELF PERMISSION TO:
- share incomplete thoughts
- share works-in-progress (including myself)
- share my mistakes and bad art
- have no readers and do it anyway
- be super serious (or not)
- be super frivolous (or not)
- get things wrong
- have fun with it
- post more than once a week if I feel so inclined
- share my experiments
- keep secrets
- do it imperfectly
- skip a week as needed
- post crappy photos
Now I'm out of excuses.
♥ Ciara Kay