Starting this blog was an interesting journey. I didn't know if it was the right thing to do, I didn't know if I would offend anybody (apparently, yes, my positivity is annoying) and I didn't know if I was even any good at this writing words business.
I've got a plan. Thanks Regina! And now it begins.
I was listening to an older episode of The Lively Show in the car this week, where Jess was interviewed by Rachel MacDonald. It was really fascinating hear more about Jess's back story, but I'm here today to talk about something Jess said at the end of the show.
"My advice to people just start out is: where ever you are, just keep going. Just keep going."
This is such excellent advice. I truly believe that there's never a right time to do anything. You've got to want something enough that you can carve out the way that you'll get there. Sometimes when you want something badly, the path just appears. It's magical. Sometimes when you want something badly, the path kind of appears, but there's some construction tape down just head, and there's some extra Super Mario Bros lives you've got to pick up on the way after you squash the mushrooms... you get my drift.
If what you're doing is important enough for you to take stock, make a plan and do it, you've got to keep truckin' until you get there. If your idea is awesome and you just KNOW it is, don't listen to the person who said no. Thank them politely for their time and keep asking until you find a yes. It mightn't even be a spoken word 'yes', but maybe a yes in that they'll make time to talk to you, they can put you in touch with someone else who can help, there's some way that they're not saying no. Sometimes it's an outstanding, spoken word 'YES!' and that is even better.
IThere's the adage that success is 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration. Yep. It's true. You've got to keep moving with the enthusiasm of your original idea long past the evaporation of your initial excitement. I suppose it's a lot like working with a marriage long past the initial rush of limerance.
Sidenote: Awesome. I'm married to my blog.
Never let someone else tell you that your dreams aren't possible. Only you can decide that, and if you decide that? Well, that's okay too. Regroup and find the next idea. And the next one. Until you find one that fits you like a glove.
I leave you today with a printable of my favourite Roald Dahl quote. I made this one a while back and it sits on my sewing room door. It's so very true.
If clicking on the image doesn't work, click here to download a print resolution PDF. If you have any problems or any image quality quirks arise, let me know.
Where are you know? What's your dream? Remember, just keep going.