Start before you’re ready, they said. It’ll be fun, they said.

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Even Napoleon said it with “Don’t wait.  The time will never be just right”.

I am getting this message in one form or another so often lately, that I’m starting to take notice.  It is coming to me in the media I consume, books I read, podcasts I listen to and even friends I talk to.

But I struggle with this you see because I’m a Type A mega organized person and things have to be, well, not perfect, but pretty close, before they deserve to be out in the world.

It is through this blog, that I’m making a vulnerable attempt to change that pattern, that self-belief.

Thanks to these messages, and to a 30 Day Challenge I have joined, my blog is up and running.  This 30 Day Challenge is working for me because I’m also an Obliger (see Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies).  This means that I’m really good at meeting outer expectations however, I’m not so good at meeting the expectations I impose upon myself.

So the 30 Day Challenge imposes an email on me every day for 30 days – and of course, I want to meet these external expectations, I want to keep up.

So this blog is brought into the world through a combination of being hammered with messages about starting before you’re ready, and my realization that I am more likely to succeed in something if there are external expectations.

So that’s why I’m launching this blog now…and it scares the shit out of me.  I’m not ready.

So why am I even launching a blog?

Great question.  I’ve asked myself this one.

I want to have a life, and be a person, who does more than just exist in this race we call human.  I try every day to live that value.  I love adventures and I also love everyday moments.  I enjoy expressing myself through writing.  These stories, these blogs, are my way of preserving some of my memories.  They are my way of sorting out the hard stuff.  My words enable me to understand the learnings and messages in my experiences that I might not have seen, had I not taken pen to paper.

In essence though, I launched this blog to share my life moments, to connect with other spiritual beings on their journey and to help us understand each other.

My focus these days is to devote myself to what lights a fire in my heart. To serve something greater than myself. To share my wisdom and learnings to support others to be the best they can be. To have awesome fun, to laugh and share with others. To get the hell out of my comfort zone – on a very regular basis.

Why you should read my blog?

There is so much out there these days for us to consume, we need to choose well.  My words are my way of connecting with my life and through these stories my intention is to provide you with a reminder to treasure and value each moment and to actively look for the gifts and lessons in our moments on this earth.  I value growth and I hope that through reading my stories, you learn something new, about me or about you, or about the world.

My vision is to make a small dent in the world by stimulating others to connect more to their own life.  My promise in doing this is that I will be authentic, I will be as true to me as I can.  I will continue to learn who I am along this journey and I will share that with you as best as I can.

 Need a little Life Support?

My blog is called Life Support and it’s about just that, Support for Life.

It’s an adventure, an exploration into real life, uncovering the gifts and lessons in the moments.  It’s letting our lives be our message.

I’m Michelle and I’m not ready.

I invite you to share my journey and I send you blessings on your own journey.

“Let your life be your message” Mahatma Gandhi

7 thoughts on “Start before you’re ready, they said. It’ll be fun, they said.”

  1. Great start….like the others who have commented here, I can fully relate to your purpose. I too started my blog with the “am I ready”? attitude. Fortunately, it is up and running but still a work in progress. Good luck here, your words are inspirational!!

  2. I have 2 words for you! “WOW!” Your words resonated with me and I’m sure many others. Doing something “before” we are ready is so scary. I too am an ‘Obliger’, so, thanks to your inspiration and courage. I’m going to sign up for the 30 day challenge and turn my blog into a best-selling novel. From my Heart to YOURS…. I’m so proud of you.

  3. I love this!!! I would love to share this on my websites and social media. I read this and in my own head, it was my words/feelings. Thank you so much for this. Even in the chaos of my own life, I’ve done the same thing. Created the website and blogs way before I was ready. Like a leap of faith I listened and did it.

    1. Hi Jodie! Wow thank you so much for your comments. It really is a struggle to hit the go button when you feel not ready. So glad I did though. Good luck on your blogs – I will follow them too. Yes please feel free to share on your website and social media. I’d love it if you can tag or send me a link when you do. Also you might like my next blog about my experiences in the Nepal earthquake and after. Namaste.

  4. I love Rumi’s saying ‘when the student is ready the master appears’
    You are so ready for this!! With you all the way!❤️❤️❤️

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