I read a quote the other day that made me think.
It rung so true that I really sat with it for awhile.
And it dawned on me that the truth it spoke applies to many things, not least this blog, this work of the heart if you will.
One never truly knows when something of this nature is “ready”. Should I hit post now? Should I tell people it exists? Should I just bite the biscuit and launch it into the big wide world full of not-always-pleasant opinions?
When you have something that is special, something you have worked hard on and is both important and valuable to you, there is real fear in opening it up to the eyes of others. The fear that they will think your thoughts and words are ridiculous. Or boring. Or unnecessary.
But then you slowly start to realize that you love your thoughts and your words and while you certainly hope to reach people, to entertain people, or even allow your words to make a difference in the lives of those who choose to read them, you claim no responsibility for those who are disinterested.
You write for yourself. You write to engage. You write to reach the people who need to hear your words and learn from your stories. That is what blogging is to me. And if you waited for that perfect time to hit post, that perfect time to tell people your blog exists, or that perfect time to launch it…you never would.
Read these words and these stories. Love them. Hate them. Be challenged by them. Learn from them. Pass them on. Share them. Talk about them. Think about them.
They are, after all, just words.
And if you find you don’t like the words, by all means, carry on about your way and keep searching for words that ring true to what you are seeking.
I’ll still be over here, pecking away at the keyboard, telling stories, sharing lessons, knowing that perhaps they are not perfect but they are mine.