I am about to send out e-mails to announce this blog to the world. This is the culmination of roughly two months work and uncounted years of planning and dreaming.
In the last two months, I have come to know on a very personal level the tremendous resistance we face when we venture out to do anything creative or out of the norm.
For me, the fiercest battle has been with my own emotions. Through much of the time, the conversation inside has gone something like this:
“Isn’t this a little self-indulgent? Shouldn’t you be looking for a job instead of wasting all of this time ‘playing’? How are you going to make any money with that? How do you know if anyone will read it? What makes you think that anyone is interested in reading about your family?”
Well, I have made it through! And I am writing not one, but two blogs with a third one in the works.
“What will come of it?” I don’t know. I am just going to plant the seed, water it regularly and see what it becomes!
“Will I ever make any money at it?” I don’t know. I hope so! If it does, then I will have the time to read and study and write even more. But that is not why I am writing. I am writing this blog because I enjoy telling stories, especially all of the details that make life so interesting.
“How do you know if anyone will read it?” I don’t. That is the challenge of it all. Can I create something that people will enjoy reading? If no one does, I know that it has already changed me.
“Shouldn’t you be looking for a job instead of wasting all of this time ‘playing’?” No. I have taken a few months to get settled in my new land. Starting this blog has been a VERY good use of my time.
My next venture is to either start or buy a business. Just like I didn’t know how to start a blog, I don’t know how to do that either. But I will figure it out and I will tell the whole world about the process.
Who knows? Perhaps I will inspire others to do the same!