14 May All Things New
Please bear with me, I am writing this with apprehension. Not because of the content or feelings it may evoke – purely because it is my first blog on the new website.
Now, whilst I love change and challenge, getting to grips with a new device is something I would much rather avoid. I tell myself that it will be fine once I’ve done it a few times but jeez, I certainly know how to procrastinate.
So my new website has been up and running for a week now and I have been dying to post a new blog but my reservations have been overriding the motivation. What if it ends up in the wrong category or doesn’t post to social media or worst of all, which I think is the most powerful fear, what if I break it?! What if I break my beautiful new website? I know this is probably impossible but I think this is my utter fear of all things new – what if I break it?
I recently treated myself to a new epilator. This is only the third one I have had in over 30 years of keeping myself trim. The most recent one I discretely stole from my daughter and after a rather barbaric session with my bikini line I realised the time had come to replace it. The new one sat in it’s Amazon box for at least 48 hours. I then charged it for another 48 hours. I took at least an hour to work out which bit was for what (don’t want to get that wrong!) and this morning I took a big gulp and went for it. And of course, it was fine. It was easy to use, did what it was meant to do and hurrah, I didn’t break it!
All things new bring with it a fear that it will break. I can remember feeling the same when the children were born! However, as we have learnt, some things break and we have absolutely no control over it.
Please do take time to look at my website which has been developed in anticipation of my first book release at the end of June. A second book is already whirring around my head, more news of this to follow but for the time being, a little bit of a heads up, the next one is for grown-ups!
My call to action – if you can see and read this blog please let me know. It means that I have conquered my fear of newness today, submitted a blog and not broken it!
I look forward to hearing from you!