Coming back after a week away on vacation is always a bit challenging. Grocery shopping has to be done. Emails need to be answered. Laundry needs to be done. The to-do list seems never ending! In the midst of doing all these things, it occurred to me that it is July and we have entered the back half of the year. We have less then 6 months to go before it is a new year with new expectations and new goals. I’m feeling a renewed sense of urgency because there is a big goal of mine for 2016 that I’ve only just begun – to share my story.
Feeling this sense of urgency, I turned to Pinterest for a little inspiration and came across this quote: Don’t be ashamed of your story. It will inspire others. It was the reminder I needed because I know one of the barriers I am facing in writing my story is that I am scared. Yet I also know that I have already inspired others from what I’ve shared because I’ve heard directly from you, our readers. For example, when I wrote about my trials trying to get pregnant, I heard from so many women readers about their struggles with pregnancy and advice on how they coped that they recommended I try. I also recently shared about being a step-mom on The Huffington Post, and again I felt the love. So, why am I still so afraid?
Well, it’s a good question and I don’t have a good answer for you. So you know what that means? I need to continue to share my story. There are posts about my childhood and my time in New Zealand that I am just itching to write, and I need and want to start writing.
Today, this week, this month, and throughout the rest of 2016, I’m going to be thinking about how I can best share and communicate my story. I’m going to open up, and put it out there. Who knows where it will take me but here we go!
And for you all this week, think about what is left on your list to accomplish in 2016. Anything you can do to help get yourself to the finish line?