I have written fourteen blog posts since launching this site. Fourteen. Not such a large number, but significant in ways that count.
For fourteen consecutive weeks, I have put my thoughts out in this space for anyone to read, absorb, retain, reject, agree with, or challenge.
For fourteen consecutive weeks, I have shared pieces of my story and created connections. I have had conversations that stemmed from what is posted in these pages that were meaningful and relevant.
For fourteen consecutive weeks, and perhaps one of the most significant pieces for me, right up there with connecting meaningfully with others, I have sat down, written, and hit Publish. I have had weeks where I could have said “I don’t have enough time.” I have had weeks where I was traveling, where I was tired, where I didn’t feel well. Weeks where there was probably something a bit “more important” that needed doing. And of course there was the self-doubt; that what I had to say was small, was unimportant, was unoriginal. But there was something bigger than all of that.
I found a spark in writing the words that became posts, in the posts that became content, in sharing. I am passionate about writing, about communicating with those who take the time to read what I post, about connecting with each of you in the comments and in passing. I am passionate about creating something that adds value.
When you find your “thing”, chances are it won’t feel like the rest of the “things”; activities, expectations and commitments that you’re trying to force, another check mark on the To Do list for the day. I could have easily shrugged off writing tonight; I have two more sleeps in this home that, come Monday, will no longer be ours, I am surrounded by belongings packed up in boxes, I have more belongings that have not yet found their way into boxes, piles of laundry to wash, more piles of paperwork to sort and file, two kids who are down and out with the stomach bug, work emails that are waiting to be answered…but yet it didn’t cross my mind to not write, to not hit Publish, to not remain consistent.
What can you create that makes you feel this way?