Today marks one year since the launch of my blog, my baby (it literally keeps me up at night) — attn: To Detail. First and foremost, thank you to every single one of my readers and followers for your love and encouragement. When I launched ATD, I did it because I wanted to write and create. Today, I can honestly say I do it to connect…with all of you!
To celebrate, Neema and I went back to where it all started. A year ago today, I celebrated the launch of ATD at my favorite little flower shop, Ampersand, surrounded by my closest friends and supporters. That night was unforgettable. It was full of so many emotions — happiness…excitement…relief. You see, I spent the previous year building up the courage to begin the process. I was scared my blog wouldn’t be “good enough.” I was scared to try, because I was scared to fail.
I once heard the quote, “Never let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game.” I’m no baseball enthusiast, but these words hit home with me. Many times in life we let the fear of failure influence our decision to participate, to try something new, or go after our wildest dreams. With that quote in mind (plus a lot of encouragement from my husband) I dove head first into the world of blogging.
Needless to say, the last twelve months have been the most fulfilling of my life. Don’t get me wrong, my “fearlessness” has wavered, many times. Worried I can’t sustain, won’t deliver, or inspire others the way I want to.
I hope this short story encourages you to do what you want to do, be who you want to be, live the life you imagine for yourself. Don’t let fear hold you back. And the next time you feel self-doubt closing in, think about that quote, step up to the plate, and swing the hell out of that bat.
Last but not least, I couldn’t hit publish on this post without thanking my loving, talented, very patient husband, Neema. ATD wouldn’t be here without you and I thank God everyday for your love and support.
P.S. Don’t forget to check out my latest Instagram post for your chance to when a $75 Nordstrom gift card for you and two of your friends! Thank you again for following and believing in attn: To Detail. <3
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