Today my blog is one year old. Hard to believe – I was sure I would peter out on this effort after a few months.
I started this blog back when I still didn’t know (or couldn’t admit) I wanted to be a coach, and really had no idea where this blog would lead me.
One place it led me was to the Room of Staring Your Stuff in the Face.
I explored why I can’t stand calling myself a coach.
I dealt with the shitstorm that is the Phoenix real estate market. Well, I’m still dealing with it, but we don’t need to talk about that now.
Whew! That’s quite a bit…
If, at the end of 2008, someone had asked me if I’d be a full-time entrepreneur by the end of 2009, I would have said no way.
If someone had asked if I’d launch a business by the end of 2009, I would have said it was unlikely.
I’m blown away at how this year turned out.
You never know where a step might lead you.
When I started the blog, I wasn’t sure what I would write about. Or how I would (eventually) generate income from it.
All I knew for sure was that I wanted to be able to make a living without reporting to a job every day.
And I had a pretty strong suspicion that working “online” would be important for me in creating something that would support me with my introversion and HSP tendencies.
But other than that? I had no clue.
With a lot of help, I managed to take the step of starting the blog even though I feared I would only post a few times and then bail on it.
Although starting the blog wasn’t the only step that led me to launching a business and quitting my job, it was an important part of helping me meet really cool people who became part of my support network.
It helped me feel like I was part of this whole online thing that all the kids today are doing.
This isn’t about telling you to start a blog.
Sure, there’s a part of me that wonders why you wouldn’t want a blog, but I’m not going to try to convince you if it’s not your thing.
But is there one little step you could take toward your thing, whatever it may be?
Even if it doesn’t look like it’s directly related?
Even if you don’t know what you’re thing is?
Kind of like the what-the-hell-am-I-even-going-to-blog-about-but-I’ll-try-it-anyway blog-equivalent?
Something you could take a risk on. Something you could try, and then let go of if it really isn’t your thing.
You might find that moving in that one tiny, seemingly unrelated area will help unstick you in other areas.
Or it might even send you in a direction that you’ll look back on in a year (or five) and shake your head with gratitude and wonder. Because you simultaneously won’t know how you got there, and will know it was exactly where you were supposed to be.
Happy birthday, sweetie-blog. I just know this coming year is going to be awesome for both of us.
And huge thanks to all of you for reading and commenting and generally showing your support!