When you think about launching something new, there are so many, many things to consider. After all, you want to get it right. You want it to have impact and at the very least, be good.
I believe that this is why so many good ideas never make it off the ground.
We spend way too much time trying to perfect our good ideas before we get started. Moreover, since no one can ever reach perfection, nothing happens.Another good idea bites the dust.
Meanwhile, somebody else actually has the guts to go ahead. We watch them in horror perhaps as they pursue our dreams while we are still “thinking about it”.
My daughter recently took up the violin. She is only 6 years old and she is just starting to read music. Even though we thought piano would be an easy instument to start off on, she pleaded to learn the violin and so we let her go ahead.
As everybody else knows, the violin is not the easiest instrument to learn and can make some spine-chilling screeches that sound something like two tom cats fighting in a back alley. These sounds are part and parcel of learning to play the violin.
Well, Madam took these sounds a bit too personally and refused to pick up her violin. She ended up having a complete primadonna meltdown and cried:
“But Mummy, I just want to be perfect.”
I was understandably concerned and had no idea where all this perfectionism had come from.After all, I’m always making mistakes.
It was only later when I was doing battle with my writing back home that I finally acknowledged that the seed hadn’t fallen very far from the tree.
You see, when it comes to my writing, I’m such a perfectionist that I am constantly editing my work. Hence, it is never finished and not ready to share. I feel like I have some pretty good ideas but they are just stuck inside my computer going nowhere at the moment and I want that to change.
This is why I have started my blog. It is my first tentative step away from my computer and out into the real world.
Well, it’s not my first step but it’s probably my second. I have after all had my press releases published in the Peninsula News and one press release even made it into the Express Advocate.
I know I’ve rambled on for awhile now. In case you’re wondering what this blog is going to be about…it’s a bit of whatever….philosophy, parenting, writing, striving to overcome my health issues and just making the most out of every single moment we have in this life.I hope you’ll come along and enjoy my journey.
So here goes. I can’t say that I’m actually diving into the vast unknown of blogging. It’s more a case of just dipping my big toe in the water. The rest of me is still standing back a little just checking things out. But I am actually taking the first step towards pursuing my dream and that’s all that matters.