Most would pull out the party poppers & spill some fizz at a one-year mark. I am not most. And particularly now that my thoughts have a place to call their own!
It dawned on me, about halfway through today, that today is indeed one month since I opened the doors to my blog! Exciting. It means that I have started, that I have engaged with spam [!] and a sprinkling of real readers; It means that, finally, I have put my fridge-slapped-Goethe-alert into action! It means something.
It also means more mind-mire, damnit! Yes, you mind! Never content to leave me be – always gatecrashing. As soon as I remember to gently raise my hand to give myself a pat on the back, she rushes in like a child coming back for a second helping of a-t-t-e-n-t-i-o-n. ”Yes, but…” and “That could be so much better” and the finale “It has to be perfect!”
So what happens next? I steel myself and simply say “Stop”. You see, while the road still has its speed bumps, I’ve chosen the road of adventure, so I expect that now – in a good way. My adventure is not yet grand; It’s a beginning so it’s small. But, the gesture is grand – oh so grand, that when I tilt my perspective, my heart opens up & beats out a spiffy little jig – just for me! And then I can just get on with it. Do my thing & make merry with my slice of blog-gâteau.
So, other than Mind messing with Action [or at least, taking a valiant shot at it] , what else have I learned?
I’ve come to know…
☛ I really enjoy writing! I could do it all day.
☛ Starting things can be a whole lotta fun.
☛ Same mind mash, same ups-’n-downs, only now, my little venture gives me sweet salve.
☛ The unknown is not as scary as one thinks; Unlocking the unknown is quite fun, and teaching oneself is even better.
☛ Patience. Patience. Patience – makes a wonderful partner.
☛ The sweetness & privilege of this kind of indulgence.
☛ MillyMyMind™ has good intentions – she just needs a little training!
☛ I do indeed know how to steer my own ship.
☛ People are wonderful, if we allow them to be; We are wonderful if we give ourselves permission to be.
☛ Whatever you want to do, requires a little thought and a whole lot of hard work; You can walk only if you put one foot in front of the other.
☛ It is so important to celebrate the little things, the small strides, the tiny achievements, even if they don’t even rate a ripple in a teaspoon.
☛ And finally – for now – that.I.need.to.keep.reminding.myself.of.all.of.the.above!
I do enough. I have enough. I am enough.
Blowing a BIG kiss of gratitude to my coterie of PrettyPetticoats and BobbyBritches! Much love!