If I asked you why you’ve given up what you started, would you say you didn’t have time? Would you say fear of rejection? Not knowing where to start? Fear that a certain person or persons would find out? Maybe your parents are too conservative for your idea or the something will interfere with the way you earn an income. Maybe your friends aren’t supportive. Or maybe…you’re not supportive.
For me, it was all of the above. I wanted to be a writer at age nine – a serious writer. I would write negative and sometimes casually disturbing content that was much more mature than my fifth grade brain. I wanted the perfect word, the perfect phrase, the perfect title for each chapter. Then in 2010, long after finishing the fifth grade, I started my first blog on a website called moonfruit. I wanted absolutely everything I put out on the internet to be absolutely perfect and represent the genius Patty Smith/Vonnegut-esque writer I was.
I must’ve tried a dozen different website-building platforms with a dozen different tag lines and a dozen different themes. But the platform didn’t matter as much (yes, I’m in full support in starting sentences with “but,” “and,” and “with,” but we’ll get to that later). I wrote great content but I didn’t keep up with my thoughts, ideas, reading, and researching. For years, I was so worried about my outward online appearance that I stopped what I was passionate for – writing (I can’t get on board with ending a sentence with “for” or any preposition…yet).
So put on your favorite sweatpants and design that website, write that story, finish that dissertation, create that jewelry, paint that masterpiece. Then get your something new out into the world so your fifth grade self will be proud. Cheers to you friends.
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