I’m in the midst of a moment, a moment where I look at myself in the mirror and think “What am I doing?”
This past weekend, I was struck by one thing over and over and over again.
I AM STANDING IN MY OWN WAY!
You see, I’m a bit of a perfectionist. I want everything I do to be right, to be awesome and to be perfect. So when I have one of my umpteen million ideas, I very rarely move forward. Very rarely. And I’m done with it.
For the past 24 hours I’ve had Nike’s motto of “Just Do It!” rolling around in my brain. I spent my entire weekend in Atlanta in awe of the mega amazing things that people in this blogging space are doing. Really fabulous, amazing things. Some of them are things I’ve considered and never jumped on.
It’s like I’m standing in quicksand.
The sand pulls and tugs on all my doubt and drags me under until I can’t move forward.
I’m stuck in a place of I’ll never get there or I can’t possibly do that
It’s time to get unstuck.
I’m really great at giving other people advice. If you share with me any problem or dilemma you have, I can sit with you and talk through options. But I’m a hypocrite. My own advice always falls by the wayside.
I need it to stop. I’m begging for it to stop.
This is the point in time where I throw myself a rope and drag myself every so slowly out of the sand.
In the words of Luda, MOVE B***H, GET OUT THE WAY!
I have things to do. And this time, they’re actually going to get done.
A huge thank you to all the lovely people I met this past weekend at Mom 2.0. It was because of you that I decided to get out of my own way. You inspired me with your words, your work and your bravery. Thank you.