Many of us have had hopes and dreams or projects and initiatives that got started then halted for whatever reason. Sometimes life gets in the way and we can’t pursue them. We may have made the wrong decision that led us down a different path. We could have tried and given up because we were not successful or maybe even lacked money or ambition.
Whatever the reason, maybe you are coming across this post as a reminder to pick up something (again) you love spending time doing, which leads me to this blog. I tapped into my creative juices by recounting the adventures of Princess Vi at bedtime when my daughter was very young. Those made up stories morphed into my children’s book, Messy Penny, which was written to instill proper values and confidence in our child. This blog followed shortly behind to try to inspire more broadly. See, all of this sounds very linear with a constant progression, but it has been anything but that. This journey has been about fits and starts. Every time the momentum began, something came up that got me off track.
So, here I am going back to it (something I love) and trying again. It never really took off because I did not have a dedicated devotion to it. Now, I am going to give it one last, fierce push. Writing has been a wonderful outlet for my expression. In doing so, I derive tremendous fulfillment and joy. It has given me a reason to reflect and share in the hopes of making a difference. I am not sure where it will lead and whether it’s even a good idea to continue pursuing, but I thought I would try. They say half the battle is just showing up so I am showing up. With much effort and a little luck, perhaps my desire to uplift and help people will really take hold. My hope is that it ends up being a bright spot in your life and a source encouragement, understanding and love. It’s helped me when I needed an outlet and it’s here for you when you need a little boost or empathy. You may not read it regularly, but my hope is that you will, and it will find you just at the time when you need it the most.
If we strive to make the world a better place in our own way, change is possible. So think about what you makes you happy—really happy—and puts you in a positive frame of mind and go after it. Don’t let anything stop you. Little by little you can transform your life for the better.
“All of your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.”