20th January 2017: Day 1 - Going Live
We're live and I'm so excited! I have wanted to have a blog forever.
"Why haven't you?" I hear you say, "What's the big deal?"
Well it's funny you should ask. There's no big deal, it's surprisingly easy to set up a blog. But I didn't want to start until it looked right, until I knew everything I would ever write about, until there was a blue moon maybe. I had all these ideas and would write them in my head but instead of getting them on paper I would think about how or whether I would be able to sustain a blog, whether anyone would be interested in what I had to say and in the process I would put myself off. And it's something I've done over the years. I have these great ideas, then talk myself out of implementation because I allow my mind to jump to the end and all the time and work it will take to get to the end and then I get scared and dump the idea into my mental trash can. At least I used to. I don't do that as much anymore, at least I don't allow myself to be overwhelmed by what I have to do or how long it may or may not take or what may or may not prevent me from succeeding. I 've learnt to take things step by step, moment by moment, day by day. Sure I still get anxious when I think about the enormity of a task or tasks but I don't dwell on those thoughts. I allow them to float off and bother someone else.
So today, on day 1 of my fifty-day experiment I choose to do something I've been wanting to do for a long time. That won't be the case for the next forty nine days - some things I'll do because I want to, some I'll do because I don't want to and some I'll do for want of something better to do, but there'll be a couple that, like this one I've been dreaming of doing forever.
I do a gratitude exercise every day and as part of that I have to identify something that, if I wanted to be happierwould make me happy. Today, this is it. Finally, after several years I've started my blog. I wish you could see my face. my smile of joy is so wide I have crevices not laugh lines.
Have you got ideas, or dreams? Do you think it's too late for you to even think of acting on them? Well discard that thought. I'm here to tell you it isn't. It's never too late to live your dream or do something you've always wanted or change your life. All it takes is one deep breath, and one small step.
Follow me each day as I write about my progress, share it with your friends and family and if you’re inspired then you can give it a try. Not for 50 days but maybe once a week. If that doesn’t grab you then why not pay attention to things you do each day and notice actions or activities that you’re doing for the very first time and then share them on this page in the comments section below.