Today I was reminded of what made me start my very first personal blog back in 2011. Up until then I had never really practiced writing except for the occasional college paper (that I’d inevitably procrastinate.) I never journaled, never scribbled thoughts in my notebook. I barely emailed.
But when I discovered the world of blogging in 2010, I would read the thoughts and insights of other people and think to myself: I have something to say. That little voice just became louder and louder and louder, until one day I honestly couldn’t stand it anymore. I HAD to write. I HAD to share.
It’s five years later now, and I write at least 5,000 words every week. Words are my art. Despite how much visual art I share, I consider words my primary tool. They feed my soul. They provide a conduit from my mind and my heart to the rest of the world.
And sometimes I wonder…WHAT IF I had never gotten the courage to hit publish on that first post? Would I have just gone on the rest of my life never knowing the amazing joy I get from sharing my thoughts in written form? Would all that potential just have stayed inside, never to become realized?
I think about that, and then I think about how many people there are on this planet with that kind of dormant potential rattling around in them. Songs that are waiting to be written. Talents begging to be discovered. Stories itching to be told. Maybe in YOU.
Whatever that potential is, whatever that inkling is in your gut whispering “I have something to say”, I challenge you to take one small step to letting it out this weekend. Because five years later, you never know where it will lead. 😉