So where do I begin? This is the question I often ask myself before I start something new. This question is also often the reason I freeze and end up not doing anything. Sometimes not knowing what steps to take in order to get something done is the exact cause of procrastination and not achieving what you want to do. I’m not the kind of person who just jumps blindly into anything. I like to plan, calculate, think, think some more and get advice from trusted family and friends. Yes, I am type A for those wondering.
But what happens where you’re not sure where to even begin but you have a passion brewing inside you to do “it?” I say “it,” because this could be anything- starting a blog, starting a new phase of life, starting your journey to living a healthier life, starting a new job- the list goes on. As I have grown up and matured into an adult (gasp- I consider myself an adult now at the tender age of 30,) I’ve learned that I will not always have the exact plan or steps to complete something I want to do. If I want to do ‘it,” I have to do it in small, manageable steps and be comfortable with the unknown. The unknown is what freezes me from taking action It scares the crap out of me if we’re being honest. From someone that doesn’t like to rock the boat (us Libras love balance,) accepting that unknowns will happen and you can’t always plan or prepare for them is not easy for me. Even though it’s not easy, I’ve learned that some of the best things happen from getting out of your comfort zone, accepting the unknown in life as you pursue “it,” magic can happen.
I always think back to the summer of 2011 when I need an example of taking small steps to change. I was in a job I hated (telecom sales for a billion dollar faceless company – yuck) and in a crappy relationship that I knew was a deadend. In a matter of 2 weeks, I left my job and broke up with the guy I was dating. The day I quit my job (on good terms because that’s the professional thing to do) I took my dog Kona to the river and spent some quality quiet time with my thoughts. I reflected on where I was and where I wanted to go. I didn’t have another job lined up and that scared me but I was excited for what could be. I knew something would pan out and it did. A few weeks later, I had a new job with an awesome marketing agency close to my home. A week later I ended up meeting the man who would become my husband and father of my child This all happened because I stepped out of my comfort zone, took steps toward my passions and had faith in a better life.
So back to “where do I begin?” This is my blog is my “it,” to do something that I feel passionate about but I’m not sure how to do it. So far I have figured out how to buy a domain, install and setup WordPress – go techy me! What I want to share on this blog are stories, lessons and support from one mom, momtrepreneur, healthy living, coffee drinking person to another in hopes I can help someone else take a little step in the right direction. Because life is made up of little moments and little steps along the way. All we have to do is focus on taking little steps to achieve the big goals that we want in life.
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