OK, I am taking the plunge. My eyes are wide open and I am not even holding my nose.
How’s that for courage?
In May of this year, I attended an incredible event in Chicago with a small, elite group of incredibly talented and gifted women. It was the mastermind of our Mortgage Girlfriend’s Headmaster, Karen Deis
They each brought their own unique concepts to the table and were willing to share generously with the rest of us. I was both mesmerized and overwhelmed with the volume of material and ideas they shared so willingly. I left there with my notebook overflowing and my brain on overload.
I came back motivated, fired up and ready to dive into the new and exciting world of blogging, or so I thought.
They say when the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
Confession time: I was willing and ready mentally but I was not emotionally.
This year has been a particularly difficult year for my family; Five deaths with three of them in the 1st quarter alone. My beautiful grandmother was the first one and the most difficult. She was 94 yrs. young. She was a gracious and loving soul; the true heart of our home. She was the best storyteller I have ever known. She was my hero.
So, as much as I thought writing would be easy for me, somehow cathartic, it was anything but that. I painfully tried, but the blank pages kept staring back and made my attempts futile and frustrating.
I managed to pick up the notebook several times over the last few months but the courage still wasn’t there.
Finally, after watching Ruth Vogt’s incredible DVD series on how to use Active Rain and watching Rebekah Radice’s blog from Monday on ending the year strong and setting goals for next year, their inspiration was both fresh and welcoming. My grandma is looking down and laughingly saying “It was the kick in the britches” I needed.
I made a decision today-FINALLY. I made a commitment to start blogging and I knew the first one had to be with the Active Rain community. I knew you would be supportive along with guided advice, which is a complete necessity!
Time to dive in…
Wish me luck!