For the past few months, it’s been hard to sit down and make content for this blog. As someone who has been blogging…forever (think middle school), I started blogging as a way to connect to someone, anyone for that matter. On Blogger, I made my first blog and several blogs later, I finally started connecting with people. I had some sort of a following, had a couple of blogger buddies and looked forward to creating content.
Fast forward to when I decided that it was a great idea (with prompting from various bloggers) that it was a smart idea to move my content over to WordPress and buy a domain name. I bought my first domain (ciarajames.com, that is now defunct >_<) and started trying to essentially do something that I wasn’t ready for.
There are times in my life where I started to create or do things when my intention was not right. I was doing it to “catch up” with someone I admired or envied. I did something because I thought it was expected of me and not what I really wanted it. Or I didn’t go after things because I decided that giving into fear was better than chasing my dreams and rising above.
That’s the thing about humans – we’re oh so perfectly flawed.
Whenever I find myself in a creative rut or pondering what to create, instead of staying stagnant and not creating anything, I am working on simply creating.
And yes, it really is that simple.
When I walked into Starbucks, around 30 minutes ago (it’s currently 9:38 pm), I had no idea I was going to write a blog. I knew that my goal was to have a post coming to you all on Tuesday and Thursday of this week, but because I was being lazy on one of my last days back home and traveling back to Georgia on Wednesday, I knew that it wasn’t going to happen. *shrugs* At first I beat myself up about it, but then I accepted that that was the way the cookie was crumbling and I was just going to have to deal with it. I should have planned ahead, but I didn’t.
Do I regret it? No.
Is it a lesson for the future? Most definitely.
Should I still create something and get a post ready for Friday or Monday? Absolutely.
Just because something happens, no matter if that thing is big or small, you must stay the course. As my Mama loves to say, “It doesn’t matter when you get to the party, as long as you arrive.” Isn’t that beautiful?
I pray that you remember no matter what happens, create. Even when you don’t know what to do. Even when you’re scared. Even when it seems like the world is against you. Continue to press forward.
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” — 2nd Timothy 1:7 NLT
“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious hand.” — Isaiah 41:10 NLT
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. THen you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” — Romans 12:2 NLT