You know that task that you want to get to but you know it’ll take you triple the amount of time it should take to get it done and you don’t particularly love it? Yeah, that’s the one. The one you continue to backburner.
I have one of those. One of those tasks that my day job is built upon because I’m in promotion and PR. Yep, it’s writing.
A year ago my relationship with writing was anything but a love fest. Yes we actually hated each other. The problem was I never really thought I was good at it. It was a total struggle.
When a deadline came for a press release, boilerplate, or an editorial, it was like anticipating a root canal. I knew I had to do it. It was inevitable.
It would take me forever to write. I would go over and over it, rethink it, reword it, and proof reading it to shreds.
Then January 2015 came. Randomly I made a list of 45 things I wanted to do by the time I turned 45. Well, I’m happy to say starting a blog made the list and it actually got done.
A year ago the WordPress site was formed. I knew exactly the topic I wanted to write about: The Sweet Life…sweet faith, sweet bakes and sweet life experiences.
There was only one hitch; The Sweet Life was already taken in WordPress so Suavis Vita was born. That’s Greek for Sweet Life.
Then I closed up shop, my WordPress account would never be opened again. I was in unknown territory, it was completely foreign to me, just like landing in a strange country not knowing how to get around, drive in traffic, or speak the language.
I was in no-man’s land. And that was my short blogging career.
In May that year the insatiable desire to rekindle the blog came alive. It would begin as Suavis Vita. Memorial Day came I wanted to the world to know my Granddaddy Riley, to know what a dare devil he was on our behalf.
From that moment I saw that I could. The unknown wasn’t scary anymore.
Then I wanted to do it again and again and again.
All of a sudden I had this crazy desire to document my life, my beliefs, my journey, on the sweeter side.
I wanted to let the world know me, know my life experiences, above all my adventures with God. Quickly this blog grew to be a place where I wanted to share my heart to encourage, inspire, and maybe provide a bit of hope.
As with any new passion, I haven’t just swept my toe across the water. I’ve jumped in the deep end.
My relationship with writing has grown. We’re in the courting phase now, having fun and it’s quite the adventure. I can’t go a day without researching, reading, and writing. I crave to learn more.
Do I think I’m a better writer today? Yes. I’m not where I want to be, but I know I’m on my way. I’m so grateful this God given desire is in me.
Now I’m on a mission to get readers! I hope you’ll leave me a comment here on the blog (that’s currency) and visit again soon. I try to post a couple of times a week.
Don’t worry about failure. Worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.