This is my first blog post, ever. The first time I’ve had the confidence to put myself out there, in writing. I do it all day long in the flesh. Put myself out there. I love meeting new people, being vulnerable, sharing, and overall pride myself in my ability to thrive in new and unknown environments. However – I’ve always been intimidated when it came to writing, er…blogging. Whatever this is.
I think it’s because I know whatever I write here pretty much goes down in history. Once I make it live… it lives on forever, right? I'm articulate in person, but I'm not always the best at conveying myself through writing. I also know how powerful words can be, how they can often be misconstrued, and so on…
But I’m here today because something pretty awesome happened the other day. I read this article ...and on a Saturday morning whim – I shared the link on Facebook and wrote a little post about how deeply it resonated with me.
I didn’t spell check, I didn’t dwell on the grammar, and I most certainly had a number of run-on sentences. But what happened next warmed my heart. The ‘likes,’ responses, and personal messages from friends, family, and people I’ve never met started pouring in.
People were digging it, and I realized what really matters is WHAT I say, not so much HOW I say it. It’s about the message. And my message that day was authentic, genuine, vulnerable, and honest. I spoke from the heart about my personal experiences and people connected with it.
So with that – I realized there is no room for insecurities when it comes to writing here. I’m not going to apologize for my improper use of the oxford comma, idioms, or whatever else our language throws at me. I was a Finance major after all… writing has never really been a thing in my life.
But starting today I’m going to begin sharing personal stories, experiences, articles, recipes, and whatever else speaks to me in the hopes of connecting with a larger audience.
Everything I say here will be authentic, and with no other angle than wanting to share a little bit of my journey and hopefully inspiring others along theirs.