If there’s one area in which I practice what I preach it’s that everyday I do something I’m not totally comfortable with. Even after 122 days of blogging, I still get slightly nervous when I share my writing - but that’s the real reason I do it. Not because I think I’m a great writer. (I wouldn’t even say I’m passionate about it.) But because I really understand the value in doing it, and it also scares me a little. When I started the 30 day blog challenge with Praxis, I started early because I didn’t know what I was doing. I'm not as confident in my writing skills as I'd like to be, but I know why I do it daily.
I used to think that writing needed to be complex in order for it to be considered “good writing”. That’s what kept me from enjoying writing. I never liked it because I never understood it’s true purpose. Now, I get that it’s just thinking on paper. Fear and frustration kept me from doing something I could have enjoyed when instead I could’ve been using it to my advantage. Even if it seems insignificant, I would have benefited much more if I learned to write sooner. Not worrying about being a pro, but doing it for the sake of doing it.
There’s a lot of value that comes from blogging everyday, I won’t list every reason, but most of them I didn’t see coming. This is an example where “winging it” is a smart decision, because every day I don’t know what I’m going to write about. I blog because it’s a challenge, I enjoy it, and it forces me to grow. But mainly, because I can. If it doesn’t hurt, then why not?
That's the kind of mindset I want to adopt as my own.