Day #1

Affirmation: Every step I take, no matter how small, is meaningful and significant.

This feels true for me when I think about the things I want to do…every little thing I do, even the thought of doing/starting to do something it is true in that moment. I feels untrue when I get in my own head and think I always start a thing, but do not always follow through on completing the thing. I find the things that are most important to me, I give up on. 🙁 But things that I feel I am supposed to do, what looks good to others I have no problem doing.

What is a big dream that you have not yet realized?

I want to be a writer. This is the thing that I keep coming back to. It scares the shit out of me. I’m afraid of being good or worse: BEING A TERRIBLE WRITER. But it truly won’t leave me alone. I feel like I have something to say, but I’m not sure what I want to say, or how I want to say it. I have so many thoughts and ideas I’d like to get out, but I don’t know where to begin. Well, that’s not entirely true. The start is writing, writing daily. I need to develop a practice and stop getting in my own way. I’m great at encouraging others to pursue their dreams while I stand still on the sidelines. It’s a horrible feeling.

What is one small step that you can take today that will get you closer to making it a reality?

The one small step I am taking today is this. Writing. Writing one thing every single day. This journaling practice is the start. And it might seem small or insignificant, but this is huge for me. I’m trying to trust myself to do this thing for myself.

Will you take that step?

Yes. This is the first step. I’m writing! Right now.

What (if anything) is stopping you?

Me. I get in my own way. My fear is paralyzing.