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Blank pages

Ah, a blank “page.”  It’s so clean and full of possibilities.  You can put whatever you want on it.  Maybe it’s just me, but there’s always that pressure to make that first mark count.  Sometimes the first stroke of a pen (or paintbrush or whatever media you use) directs what the following strokes are going to be.  That first stroke could very well determine the course of what will ultimately inhabit that page.  That’s commitment!  What if you don’t like what it’s become?  What if you make a mistake that “ruins” the whole thing?  Have you ever thought that way too or am I completely alone in this?  I think I’ve stopped myself from starting projects so many times because I was hesitant to make that first mark.  I guess that’s what you call “overthinking,” eh?

I hope I can balance out my thoughts with action.  Time to get to work.


I’ve been thinking a lot lately…  and perhaps that’s part of my problem.  I think too much.  I need to get to the action part.  


Slowly, but surely, I think I’m gathering up the courage to actually DO some of these “things” I’ve been thinking about so much.  Hopefully this blog post won’t be too long or ramble-y, but I was really inspired this weekend by some words of wisdom from someone on YouTube.  

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve returned to being Primal (I’ve been mostly successful so far and I can feel the difference).  In addition to this, I bought a groupon for CrossFit.  Um.  I’m terrified.  I need to sign up already, but for whatever reason, I keep putting it off.  What am I scared of?  Ha.  I’m scared of hurting myself.  My job can be pretty physical and if I’m injured, I can’t work…  I’m also terrified that I’ll be embarrassingly bad at it. 😦  I know…  it sounds so stupid!  I read all the FAQ’s about CrossFit and they go on and on and on about how things are scalable and grandmas can do it, but really?!  Really?!  What I’m really hoping is that I have an unrealistic idea of what it’s all about.  Man, I just need to go and see what it’s like for myself…  I know that I like lifting and I really liked gymnastics when I was a little kid.  The rings were my favorite!  Hopefully that will play in my favor.  Oddly enough, I’m also afraid that I’m really going to like CrossFit and that I’ll just be obsessed. I guess there are worse things, right?  


Another thing I’ve thought too much about is posting videos on YouTube.  Truthfully, it’s kind of daunting to put something out there because there are always haters.  There’s also so much content out there!  Who will want to watch my collection of videos?  I see other YouTube channels and they have a niche: beauty gurus, movie parodies, comedy sketches, product reviews, short films, etc.  I think the main thing that is stopping me is over-thinking all the logistics.  When it comes down to it, I just want to post videos so I can share my thoughts and create.  That’s all.  I was worried about putting myself in a niche first, putting out “professional” content, having perfect video editing skillz, etc.  I understand now that I don’t have to start out perfect, but enjoy the journey of learning about all those things and just get STARTED already.  If people like what I post, that’s amazing.  I just want to start making stuff and sharing.  So.  I’ll have a video out in the next week or so, depending on how much time I have after work.  (I work crazy long hours and commute a looong distance).  I think the first thing I post will be music related…  We’ll see.  

Thanks for reading.  If you have words of wisdom, please comment below.  Is there anything that you’ve been afraid of that you’re finally ready to take action on?