Clever titles have never been my strength, so for now I’m going to stick with that classic of basic programming. That seems fair since the process of building a website has made me feel very much like I did in my first programming course. Nothing else I’ve done in life has had that strange combination of extreme frustration mixed with exultant pride when I finally got something working.

For those who know me, you can probably believe that starting a blog has filled me with doubts that I have any thoughts important (or original) enough that they deserve to be published online for general consumption. I’m sure those who don’t know me can probably believe it too, as it’s hardly a unique sentiment. What I’ve been learning though, as I’ve slowly stripped away familiar comfort zones and put myself in uncomfortable positions, is that pushing through the doubt and the fear is where the good stuff is.

So here I am, pushing. Fear whispers its little warnings in the back of my head, while Doubt nods in agreement and says “Listen to that guy, they know what they’re talking about.” Fear and Doubt are the voices that kept me from writing for almost 20 years, telling me my ideas weren’t good enough and even if they were, I’d never get them on paper in a way that would be worth reading. Writing is not the only thing they kept me from in that time, but I think it is the one I regret the most.

I hope you’ll join me as I meander here, sharing little bits of my thoughts, my inspirations, and ultimately, my writing. Watch me push back a little at Fear and Doubt, and dare to let the world see pieces of me. Hello world, here I am.

1 Comment

  1. Elizabeth Woodstock

    I’m so proud of you, and happy for you, and impressed by your courage (to kick fear and doubt in the butt! 😉 Looking forward to reading your work!

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