I’ve had an idea floating around in my head for a while now. Floating and bumping and bursting and reforming. But persisting. My big idea? Start a blog.
I know, pretty mind-blowing, right? (Cue burst.) But it’s just one of those things that I fear won’t go away until it’s fulfilled, like when you get a song stuck in your head and no matter how bad it is, you have to play it to make it stop. Unless, of course, it’s Hotel California because there are some lines we must draw.
So I’ve spent the last…oh…probably 6 months or more trying to work out all of the details. What’s my voice? What’s a good frequency? What’s my shtick? What’s the point? (Pop!) And even after a few very good friends told me to pull up my big girl pants and just DO IT ALREADY, I have still been struggling.
So, here’s to Liz and Renola. I’m doing it!
As far as all of those questions I spent more time trying to answer than it took me to start and finish Far Cry 5, here’s where I’m landing.
My voice is just that…how I’d talk if you were standing right in front of me. Seriously, I spent time thinking about that.
My frequency is hopefully more than I water my garden. Not looking great this year, except for the all mighty and hearty tomato plant.
My shtick is that for the last couple of years I’ve been on what I can (now that I’ve identified what it was with a little sprinkle of talk therapy) call an incredible journey to learn who I really am and how who that person is impacts everything else in my life. How I spend my time, how many f*cks I have to give to people/situations/my own thoughts and ideas (shout-out to Sarah Knight for some of the best advice I’ve ever guffawed my way through–I seriously recommend her series of books), how my views make me treat others, just how obsessed I am with my cat’s beans, etc. And I feel like it was an important enough journey to share with others because honestly, we could all use a little self-reflection right now.
My point is really just that I’m here. I have thoughts and experiences and even if they don’t change anyone else’s life, they are making mine what it is. And that’s pretty cool.
So, there it is. Welcome aboard. Maybe hang around for a while. Give a holler if things start to dry out, and I’ll do my best to tend.