I have been living in my fears a lot lately despite my desperate attempts not to. I have been telling myself no a lot. Or I don't know if that's what I want to do. Which it makes sense. I'm 25 years old and I feel like I am at a crossroads with myself. Who I am should I be me or who I am expected to be? The obvious answer is to be me. But who am I? I have been hiding from the world.
I started this blog because I felt that it was a way for me to express myself. But I haven't been doing that. I have put myself in a box, too afraid to say or do something because I feel like I'm not supposed to do that. But who cares, I live in the free world and I can do whatever my mind thinks of. I am more than my fears. I need to just go for it. Even if I feel that no one cares what I think, I care and I am open and willing to share it with you.
A few days ago I went to a local blogger event at a boutique in broad ripple(Indiana) and I met some incredible women. But one of the girls, Tara made me realize that I should honestly just do me. She also said I need to surround myself with like-minded people who support me. I didn't realize that I needed that. I'm pretty self-sufficient on my own but sometimes you need a little push from a friend saying that you can do it. Tara has isuch a fun-loving personality, she goes by thesmalltownblonde.
If you are new to blogging like I am, don't be afraid to reach out to other bloggers near you or online. Most of the time they are super friendly and willing to help and provide inspiration and give you the little push you need to go for it. I know I needed it and will really start hammering out 1-2 new posts a week spanning a broad range of topics because I have way too many interests and moving pieces in my life to focus on just one, anI i know Im, not the only one.
Blogging is supposed to be fun, a way for you to express your creativity and to do whatever you want to do. And if someone doesn't like your content then that isn't your target audience. Just write, even if you suck at it, eventually you'll have to become better. And anyway there are so many different writing styles, mine is more conversational and casual.
If you are feeling that fear is preventing you from expressing yourself, don't, I'm telling you to just go for it.
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