“For God did not give you a spirit of fear…” — 2 Tim 1:7
One day I’ll look back at this, my first public blog post, and get a good laugh—I hope. I mean, that’s if I ever work up the nerve to actually finish this post and press “share”…
Back in 2016—yes, 2016!—I took my first steps toward blogging. I was in the midst of a 3 month yoga teacher training course and started to recognize just how important my faith had become to my practice. And if reflecting on my own practice hadn’t been evidence enough, giving thought to my reasons for wanting to share yoga definitely did the job. So I devised a plan, purchased a domain name, designed a website, and…never started.
In hindsight, I realize I’d let fear and mounting insecurity take over and keep my ideas frozen in time. I’d get so nervous when it came to writing something for other people to read, that I just stopped trying all together. Needless to say, these same nerves have done just as good a job at stalling me this time around. I’m launching a blog and I’m afraid!
What if my writing sucks?
What if I can’t keep up with a consistent post schedule?
What if no one reads what I write?
What if my website is ugly?
Do I actually have enough time outside of work?
Can anyone even relate to my experiences?
Am I fit enough to write about fitness?
Am I doing well enough to write about my personal life?
Am I qualified to write about God?
What if it’s not perfect?
If there’s one lesson I’ve already learned from blogging, it’s that I won’t outgrow my fears by chance. Moving past this—this stuckness—is going to take courage, renewed purpose, intentionality, and work on my end. Luckily, I’m not one to back down from a challenge.
Thanks for joining me on this journey,