When I started this blog in August of 2018, I promised myself this time (since I had a blog before) would be it. I would post consistently, I would create content that would be everything I imagined it would be. But, reality hit. I didn’t do any of those things, for a whole landslide of reasons; I moved, didn’t have a photographer, got writer’s block, overwhelmed at work. You name it, I used it. And even though I knew I could overcome those excuses if I truly tried, I didn’t for yet another “reason”.
Lately, I’ve been craving to create and with everything going on in the world right now, that’s hard. My main reasons for starting this blog; my love for Disney and baseball, are currently not operating. My work is navigating really rough waters and I’m a leader of a team who needs me. Right now, I have 501725, true reasons to hold off on this whole blog but for some reason, I can’t let up the idea and the urge to push forward. Which got me thinking, why now? While I don’t have the answer to that question nor do I care to really find out because I haven’t had this much motivation, like ever, so I’m going to take it and run with it.
With that being said, I think it’s important that I share this, for me but maybe for you too.
STOP PAUSING YOUR PASSIONS.
Whatever the excuse, ignore it. You don’t want to reach a point that a “I will one day” turns into a “I wish I could but now I can’t” or “I had that idea before it was cool”. A quote I love but have selectively implemented into my life is, “Do it with passion, or not all”. If you’re so “passionate” how come you’re letting silly little things stop you? Think about that. *Mic drop*
It’s not always easy, you may run into struggles and bumps in the road, but nothing is as frustrating as waiting for the perfect opportunity to start only to realize it’s already passed you by. I’ve been there numerous times, waiting for the “right” time, only to find out that the “right” time may never come unless you make it happen for yourself. Be real, be vulnerable and understand that sh*t is going to happen. That was the hardest thing for me to learn. I’m sort of a perfectionist; I wanted the perfect angle for a photo, I wanted the words to float effortlessly as I typed them, the list goes on. I had ideas that I just didn’t see how I could make them come to life because I didn’t have this or that. But that’s the beauty of it, taking those challenges and allowing your passion to fuel the solutions.
Will it be hard? Sure
Are you going to be perfect? Not a chance
Will excuses and doubt try to derail you? More than likely
Won’t people judge or share their opinions? Probably
What if you fail? Well, what if you don’t?
Whatever your passion is, I hope you hit “play” and share them with the world. Because I promise you, nothing is worse than pausing turning into stopping.
Passionate and persistent as ever,
Beauty and the Ballpark, xoxo