One this day last year, a not so brave woman finally found the courage to take a risk and put herself, and some of her crazy thoughts ‘out there’. After years of deliberation and months of preparation, and with assistance and a big push from two amazing friends, I finally hit the publish button and ‘The Klutz Diaries’ came to life.
I still get super nervous to hit the publish button for every blog post that I write, which is probably why I still don’t publish as many posts as I would like. I scrutinize every word, every subject matter and every photo and still worry about other people’s judgement. But since I took the plunge, I started feeling a little braver about making my voice heard. The most incredibly part of this journey however, has been making connections with people who occasionally reach out after finding comfort in something that I would have written. I am forever grateful for that. Those little gestures are a kind reminder of why I wanted to start blogging in the first place.
I do believe there is a lot of room for improvement; in my content, in my writing skills, posting frequency, and probably the toughest challenge of all is being more concise. But at the end of the day, if there wasn’t any room for growth, or if this stops being a challenge, I’d probably get bored of it and just shut it down completely. So I’ll continue welcoming that challenge and continue taking these baby steps by putting myself out there and believing in myself a little bit more.
My one year anniversary happened to be on Easter Sunday, so I’ll keep this short. I just wanted to take a minute to thank every person who’s chosen to read at least a paragraph that I’ve written. I truly hope to keep making more connections on this beautiful and intimate journey.
Happy Easter / Eid al-kabir to whoever celebrates this feast, and happy Sunday to all.
Until the next post…