My fingers have felt paralyzed in this task of starting a blog that lays out all my insecurities, revelations, desires, disappointments, and triumphs as a wife, as a mother, and as a woman. A culmination of fear and excitement builds inside me. My hope is that such a blog may be of service to someone else who has, perhaps, felt similar feelings of discouragement and longed to break free from the weight of such a burden. But then, where do I start?
I recently heard a broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word, which is the oldest continuous nationwide network broadcast in America. The program is just as the title states. It is a thirty-minute program comprised of music and an inspirational message.
The broadcast on April 7, 2013 had a message that seemed to scold me and encourage me simultaneously. A portion of that message is as follows:
We’ve all had similar experiences when a problem, a project, or a challenge felt almost impossible, too large and difficult for our limited time, resources, and capacity. We may have felt frozen by fear, paralyzed by indecision—by not knowing where or how to proceed. And then we discovered the only way to proceed was simply to begin. Just begin! It has been said that the deed is half done once we have made a beginning. So we do what we can, no matter how small it seems.
You can find the entire message on the Music and the Spoken Word website.
So, here I am, beginning. I don’t know exactly where I’m heading, but I need to begin in sharing this part of me. This vulnerable part that longs to overcome my distorted thoughts and fulfill the measure of my potential.
That being said, let’s do this!