I’ve always wanted to write a blog. Not because I believe I have something important to say, but because I like to write. My 9th grade English teacher, Mrs. Orth, is the reason I like to write. She made us keep a journal. I thought it was a stupid idea at the time, and I was wrong! Writing is cathartic. I’m not going to lie, though, writing for an audience is scary as all heck. (language edited)
I just learned that yesterday was “National Procrastination Day.” I also learned that this day changes every year, in the spirit of procrastination!!! That is useful information to have… right? Anyway, the point is, fear and procrastination go hand in hand. Both keep me from achieving my goals. I’m not REALLY afraid of much. After all, I’ve lived through nursing school, a skull fracture and breast cancer. Nursing school was, by far, the most terrifying. 😉 The key, for me, is moving through the fear. Breathing. Formulating a plan. Praying for peace. Doing the work. It’s easy to curl up in a ball and do nothing, but then, FEAR wins. Today I am going to face my fear and post this blog. Thanks for reading it!