I hope you will indulge me today….this post is going to be “all about me”. You see….I quit my “real job” this week, (yep, I really did), and last night I started having massive anxiety about my decision.
Don’t get me wrong…this has been a dream of mine for quite awhile now…and thanks to all of you and the incredibly happy surprise the success of this blog has turned out to be…my dream is coming true! A dream of “being my own boss” and of being able to be the author of more of my own story.
But with success (at least for me), there always seems to be a bit of doubt that manages to sneak in uninvited. A complete party crasher. For those who have read “About Me”…you can definitely see an undercurrent of self-sabotage that lurks within. Something I continue to deal with “One Day At A Time.”
Last night, in an effort to learn more about this blog world that will now replace my “real job”, I actually ended up freaking myself out. Reading about those who have been wildly successful at the thing you are trying to accomplish yourself can be a double-edged sword. On one hand my spirit soars at the infinite possibilities that there are to explore…while my other hand suddenly goes limp and is paralyzed with fear and misgivings about what “madness” I am pursuing!
So as cliche as it may sound….I turned to my friend Pinterest for comfort and inspiration. Actually, I turned to myself and the many “words of wisdom” I have pinned there over the last several months with no real purpose in mind. Just words that have resonated with me for one reason or another. Words that tonight, helped me to remember all the good reasons I had for quitting my “real job” and the dreams I have stored in my heart that are just waiting on me to be brave and get started!
So here are some of those words that tonight helped me to set aside the negative thoughts I was entertaining (well, most of them) and refocus on goals and aspirations that continue to inspire and fill me with excitement and hope.
I hope a word or two will touch you as well. And thanks again….for indulging me today. :-)
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