“I believe that life is all about perception and timing. That good things come to those who act and that life’s about more than collecting a paycheck. I believe that the only person you’re destined to become is the one that you decide to be. That if you try hard enough you can convince yourself of anything. That having patience doesn’t make you a hero nor does it make you a doormat. I believe that not showing love proves you’re weak and belittling others doesn’t make you strong. That you are never as far away from people as the miles may suggest. That life’s too short to read awful books, listen to terrible music, or be around uninspiring people. I believe that where you start has little impact on where you finish. That sometimes the best thing you can do is walk away. That you can never be overdressed or overeducated. I believe that the cure for anything is salt water; sweat, tears, or the sea. That you should never let your memories be greater than your dreams. And that you should always choose adventure.”
― Todd Smidt
Today I began a course through WordPress on blogging. Yes, Blogging101.
My first assignment: write a blog about why I’m writing my blog.
I began my story telling several years ago, planning to write and learn WordPress as I went along. I have been telling my stories but somehow the learning part got lost along the way.
It’s not that I have not had the time.
Truth be told, I’m not very good at admitting I don’t know something. Lots of truth and history in that statement–which would make for an excellent story if I could get the details past my internal critics.
Which is why I started this whole process–to learn about my past and to share what I learn along the way. In the tales I’ve shared so far, I have discovered many readers have similar questions about themselves and their past.
Do I want to dwell in the past? No.
As a way to survive, I’ve buried parts of my past so deeply it’s going to take a lot of time and patience to pull them all out so I can finally let them go.
I can’t move ahead if I continue to trip over my past.
All my challenges brought me to this place and helped make me the strong person I am today. By sharing my journey I hope I can help others begin their own.
Along with the story telling it is time to dedicate myself to learning the tools I have in my toolbox.
Thanks for being part of my work–in my WordPress course work and as I begin to celebrate myself.