This week’s post is dedicated to you, my lovely readers.
Thanks for all the comments you send, questions you submit, emails, likes and support you’ve shown since I began this blog.
I’ll let you in on a little secret: I really don’t like writing at all! I have wanted to quit so many times! No one is paying me or expecting me to continue. It’s not an assignment or homework of any sort. But the inspiration continues to flow so I continue to write. I am actually stunned I have kept up this blog of mine for so long and continue to amaze myself with the level of dedication to a new post each week. (Go me!)
It’s so not easy to sit in front of this laptop each and every week and rack my brain to come up with a topic to write about. Pressure to come up with something deep, or witty or inspiring is not my favorite past time. When it flows great! But when it doesn’t it can feel like an inner battle that I just have to win. I shoot down so many ideas with thoughts like “that’s not interesting enough” or “not relevant, chica” or “no…everyone writes about that topic!”. This is normal, of course. I can’t imagine what torture novelists must go through! Sheesh.
Talking to a Wall
Sometimes it feels like conversing with a brick wall as I type out into cyber space, read, proof, re-read, re-proof and pick apart each post. Then my inner critic goes, “No one is even going to read this.”
“Shut up.” I tell it as I flinch away from the screen and click Publish. I refuse to entertain those kinds of thoughts (I’m a Life Coach for goodness’ sake!).
Bare My Soul
I promise you each and every week I feel vulnerable and exposed putting my thoughts and words out there. It is easier to write about some topics more than others depending on how much of my soul I am baring or how comfy I am with that particular topic. When the fear gets to be too much, I simply ask myself, “Terran, you’ve come this far, why stop now?”
Then I keep going.
So what’s my main push to keep at it? Well it’s you guys. It’s your presence and readership. Even though I don’t know you personally I know you’re out there (somewhere!) and that is all the motivation I need.
So, again, thank you very much from the bottom of my heart for showing up each week to listen, read, follow and click through my blog.
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Love you guys!
– Terran Leigh
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