So here's the thing…
I have had this website for at least 4 months of my life and have spent countless hours writing ideas, advice, and stories. I have plenty of plans on things to post, lots of creative drive, and a ridiculous amount of “free time” (we will get to that later).
So why is erikaahorton.com not filled to the rim with beautiful creative content, you may ask?
Fear of not being good enough, fear of not writing eloquently, fear of being too vulnerable.
Fear is a bitch, am I right?
If allowed, fear is debilitating and can really cut a person off from ever truly living. Sending my genuine thoughts and creations out into the world scares the absolute hell out of me. They are mine. They are me.
The funniest part of my fear of starting this website is that so many people have actually come up to me telling me I should start one. People have told me that I talk like I should have a blog and that I live a lifestyle that I should share with the world (which is very sweet considering couch surfing this week does not sound very glamorous).
SO WHAT’S THE DEAL?
The deal is that I got too much in my own head. I got wrapped up with the “what ifs” and the “not enoughs” that I started to talk myself out of something I really want to do. I was so focused on all the ways things could go wrong that I didn’t put any energy into how it could go right! I didn’t focus on how sharing and communicating is something I love to do, how my writing may help someone else, how my writing may help myself.
So here’s the thing…
From now on, I am all in. I am diving completely into creating what feels good to me and sharing it with the world without expectation (good or bad). I will not let the fear of rejection or failure pull me away from what I feel called to do. I will always post content that I believe in and stand for even if it makes me feel vulnerable.
Don’t let fear get in your way. Live your life how you truly want to right now. Don’t wait 4 months or 4 days or 40 years. Be who you want to be now.
Thank you for reading this and allowing me to share my quick little story, I truly hope it resonated with you in some way!
Stay tuned because pretty soon this website will be overflowing with content made with love and lots of good intentions.
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