I tend to be one of those people who likes to get everything perfect before starting a project, and then because I can’t get everything perfect, I let the project fizzle out. Now I realize I’ve been treating life like that. . . putting my life on hold, waiting for everything to be perfect before moving forward with my life.
For almost a year now I’ve wanted to put up my own website but couldn’t get everything just right. Friends and family I talked to suggested that I go with WordPress. But in my eyes WordPress was for bloggers, and I certainly didn’t consider myself a blogger. My plan was to promote the jewelry I made and showcase some of my photography, not opine about some controversial topic. (I know, I know. I was a little shortsighted!) So I bought a couple of domain names and looked at the software to design the website. Whew! I couldn’t wrap my mind around all that HTML coding. Then things just fizzled out.
Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago when I realized that I had to do something or become obsolete. I started grappling with the questions: What value can I contribute to society? How can I increase the quality of life for those I come in contact with? How can I make the world a better place? Sounds pretty deep, but if you think about it, aren’t those the things that really bring meaning into your life?
I’ve since gone into research/study mode. Books on blogging, start-up businesses, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and more to come. The creative juices are slowly starting to flow again. Now all the possibilities are flooding into my mind, and my job will be to translate all that information into something I can do that brings meaning into your lives and into the lives of others I come in contact with.
But my plan is to blog while I learn, not after I have it all figured out. This is my way of jumping into life, not knowing, not expecting perfection of myself. Please bare with me as I fumble through this process. . . this journey of mine.