This is a blog about nothing. It is not, however, without purpose.
This blog has 3 objectives. First is to provide a platform for me to write every day. Second is to provide a platform to post pictures every day. The third is to make a commitment to myself and to see it through to the end.
If you were actually reading this, there is a good chance you've stopped by now because, wow does that sounds boring, and lets be honest, incredibly self indulgent. I couldn't agree with you more. But I'm still going to do it.
I have been coaching clients for close to 2 years now, and have been a certified coach for, well, actually only a couple of months, but that may be another story for another day when I am desperately seeking a topic. But the point is that all the 'experts' say that an online presence of some kind is crucial for success in this business, and probably most businesses these days. So I've been 'about' to start a blog, or get serious about Instagram or start a Facebook page for my business for 2 years. (Full disclosure, I think I actually do have a business FB page floating around out there somewhere....no idea whats on it or how to access it)
So if you're anything like me, when you do something like get certified to be a life coach, or go to a Tony Robbins seminar, or binge listen to Ester Hicks on YouTube , or read Big Magic and Eat,Pray, Love back to back, you start to see all of your life's glorious possibilities in front of you. Everything is fresh and shiny and new and achievable. And everything just makes sense. Yes, I was created uniquely and perfectly and have no need to be ashamed or keep myself small. Yes, I am fully capable of getting everything I want in this world. Duh. Yes, everything is always working out for me. Of course, my thoughts have power and the more I think about my dreams and visualize them, the more rapidly they will appear. Obvi.
You leave feeling spectacular and ready to take on the world. And then you have to actually walk your talk. You have to actually believe you are worthy of good things and have value. You have to actually not be afraid of what people might think of you or how they might respond to what you're putting out there. There is probably a slew of other insecurities that caused me to curl up and hide, but those are probably the two most effective. I wrote unfinished blog post (or chapter or seminar or sales pitch or whatever I decided that day was what I needed to do instead) after unfinished post and they just sat there, gathering cyber dust because I was too much of a chicken shit (sorry mom) to put them out in to the world. And some of them I actually liked and thought might really connect with people. But I could never find the 'right' niche or the 'right' target audience or the 'right' anything. Not to mention the idea of committing to some online persona, creating myself as a brand, having to stick with it, and having to be consistent with posing and updating. Cause, you know, that's what 'they' say you have to do. So I did nothing.
Which brings us to right here and right now. This blog may be the worst thing that ever shows up on the internet.....though I will say that is probably pretty unlikely.....there's some gnarly stuff out there. Or it could be awesome. But it will definitely be something. I am committing to myself, and to whomever might read this, that I will write every day for 1 year. And I will post at least 1 picture with every post. I have no other goal, no other objective, except to see what writing and taking pictures every day, and having accountability to that, will do. I'm also on this new thing, thanks to the ravishing Rachel Hollis, about not breaking promises I make to myself, starting here and now. (Side note, if you haven't already figured it out, I definitely watched Julie and Julia right before the new year.)
Day 1 on the books, and away we goooooooooooooooooooooo!
The eagle that nests across the lake