For years I had pondered and dreamed about starting a blog. I'd read books, talked about it, and was even gifted my own domain name for Christmas one year. I always found an excuse as to why I hadn't started yet - no time, emotionally spent, exhausted as a first-time mom, etc. Underneath those excuses, the real reason was simply because I wanted perfection. I was fearful of doing it wrong - not knowing what to say, not having the best design, or thinking I needed more skills in my tool belt before proceeding. There was a risk involved that seemed to big for me to take. I was paralyzed by my need for perfection.
Have you ever felt that way?
“A ship is always safe at the shore - but that is NOT what it is built for.” - Albert Einstein
One of my favorite things in life is having the opportunity to watch people pursue their passions. To see them in their element using their gifts and talents - it's inspiring and contagious. I love watching eyes light up when they talk about "their thing". Even if it's not something I may particularly enjoy or have a love for myself, it's still a beautiful thing to see because I respect the risk they're taking to share with me and others.
What's your passion or "thing" that gets you excited?
For me, it's bringing dignity to details. I have always been drawn to the small details - whether that be a place card on a wedding guest table, the awesome counter melody the cellos just played, the change of magnificent color the fall brings to the leaves, or the way I see God orchestrating our family's story. I find myself looking for beauty in these sometimes overlooked things. Bringing dignity to these details is giving importance, honor, and respect to what's so wonderfully made! I long to share that with others and help them see this beauty in their own lives.
My need for perfection has made me hesitate to start this blogging journey, but I have realized that the risk is worth taking. It's worth making mistakes (which I know I will) because my "ship" was not built for staying safe on the shore.
Thanks Albert. :-)