A New Beginning
“A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.”– Lao Tzu
Hello there! If you’re reading this post, you’re one of the first to arrive! But don’t take that as a bad thing. It just means we’ll have more time to get to know each other better.
You see, for years, I have toyed with the idea of starting a blog. It’s going on six years now since the thought first crossed my mind. I know, it’s crazy right?! Every time I started, I would go full-force for a day or two. I would think to myself, “this is it, this is the time it takes off.”
Then everything would come to a screeching halt. I kept second-guessing myself and putting it off thinking I had all the time in the world. When I knew all too well that life can be taken in an instant. I wondered, do I truly have what it takes? Will I sound stupid? Do I really have anything worthwhile to share? And worst of all, will I fail?
But then I realized the problem. What’s really been holding me back has been my own personal struggles and lack of faith in myself. One day I think I can conquer the world and the next I’m curled up in a ball on my bed having a complete meltdown.
It’s a tough pill to swallow. To feel like you’re crazy at times but in control of your life the next. I often think to myself, “who do you think you are starting a blog about mental health?! You don’t even have yourself together!”
After years of fighting and enduring the relentless, negative self-talk, I’ve come to realize that there really is no better time than now. Life is too short to keep putting off things that keep speaking to you.
I still don’t know if this is the right time or what the outcome will be. But this time, it feels different. I’m finally ready to take the leap, challenge myself, and hopefully help others along the way. I couldn’t be more excited!
So, welcome to This Journey Called Life. While we’re all new here, I’m certain we all have plenty of stories and insights to share with one another.