Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Thought of the Week {2}

How did your week go?  Did you have a joyful moment?  Did you help lift someone's spirits?  I would love to hear about it!

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I have always been a cautious person.  You can ask my mom.  She would tell you that when I was younger, my sister Charli would be going down the slide like a crazy person, but I would take my time and be very careful.  This has resonated with a lot of things throughout my life.  This blog would be a perfect example of that.  I have been very careful about the projects I show you and how I present them.  When I started blogging, I had no idea that anyone would read this and even if they did come across it, that they would keep coming back.  It was supposed to be a way to show my family what I am up to.  It has definitely become something else, and while it is exciting, it is scary to me at the same time.  What if you don't like my projects?  What if I don't post for a whole week?  What if I get negative feedback?  Then there is a whole other side of it.  Projects are one thing, but what if I post something personal about myself and it has negative effects?  What if people are here just for the projects?  What if I share who I am and people don't like me?  It is a seriously insecure thing for me.  I think that is why I have never really been personal here before.

This is the reason I have started doing Thought of the Week.  I wanted to take a risk.  I want to get to know you as readers, and I thought maybe you would want to get to know things about me.  That way you can see who I am outside of my projects.  I want this to be an uplifting place and a place that you can come to be inspired, but I want the inspiration to be more than just inspiration for your next project.

I would love for you to be involved in this with me.  Participate through comments and let's uplift and inspire each other.  If there is a thought or a story that you think I would like, please share it with me.  You can leave it in the comments section, or you can email it to me at joniemarie85@gmail.com.

Now the question is, what things have you been afraid of trying because you didn't think you would be able to do it or that it wouldn't turn out the way you thought?  What is holding you back?  Will you put your fears aside this week and try it anyway?  I would love to hear about it!
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1 comment:

Delirious said...

I heard something the other day, I think it was in church that was along these same lines. It said something like, "The greatest waste of natural resources is when people don't believe they can succeed".