Do you know that feeling, the feeling of that first step into a new adventure? It’s a unique combination of excitement, fear, anticipation and wonder and it’s flooding my body as I begin to type these words. I am venturing into the world of blogging! That’s right, I’m committing to putting words to my thoughts and putting them out there for others to choose to see.
How did this come about? I’m going to pretend you asked. My wonderful husband, knowing me as well as he does, made the suggestion that blogging may be a beneficial way to process all my internal thoughts that like to hold my brain captive. Committing to putting the entangled mass of thoughts and feelings that constantly hold dance competitions in my brain out into a confined written space.
For the sake of total transparency, Nick and I first had this conversation several months ago. Since then, I have talked myself both into and back out of committing to the idea. This is a risk for me. Keeping my thoughts, dreams, opinions, real life happenings to myself is safer and easier. The only critic in my mind is myself. The only critic once I take that leap into blogging is anyone in the world who might accidentally stumble onto this blog.
I’ve always known that I was not called to an easy life. God seems to like pushing me out of my comfort zone. While it is generally not my favorite experience in the moment, it has always proven to be beneficial in a growing and challenging way. I want to be a person who has faith, dreams big and takes risks. I do not want to be someone who backs down from a challenge out of fear or doubt.
I honestly do not know what will come of this venture. Maybe I give this a shot and it does not work out. Maybe a few people, (hi family!), actually end up reading my blog. Maybe I will slowly start to grow and become a decent writer. I mean I have always dreamed of writing a book one day. And maybe, by God’s grace, getting “Megan’s Brain” out of the internal and into the external, someone will be blessed, helped or encouraged by my efforts. This is my first step forward, I’m looking forward to see where this journey takes me.