Your writing: Go for it, right?
My very first foray into writing was in grade school. We had to write about the pilgrims as a Thanksgiving project. I remember drawing the cover to the “book”, writing their “story” on the wide-lined pages inside, and finishing it with construction paper. I do not think it got any awards, aside from the ones my mama gave me.
Thirty years later. when I expressed the desire to write a book, she pulled it out and showed it to me. It had meant so much to her-a wannabe writer herself-that she kept that story about the pilgrims. She encouraged me to go for it. Moms are great, right?
“The only thing holding you back is gravity,” she was known to say. This saying–since her death in the late 1990s–has become my own.
It is such a true-ism. You can do anything you desire to do, there is nothing holding you but air. That’s why I am such a motivated person. If it can be done, and my heart is in it, I will try. I may not succeed, but who knows what will happen? It is a certainty that if I do NOT try, I will never move forward.
It is the same for you, my friend. Do not let fear hold you back. What is the worst thing that can happen? That someone says no? That someone doesn’t like your attempt at doing something? That it might not live up to your expectations or the expectations of others?
Well, that’s life, right?
We simply cannot let life pass by without trying. Olympians understand this. They know that by trying and doing their best, they CAN achieve the most high honor of GOLD.
I hope you will keep coming back and following the blog and checking out my journey. I feel like last year was a great year for me as a writer, and I have high hopes for this year as well. We will see what the year brings.