Okay, a little bit of humor in the title for my first blog post here. (WordPress makes your first blog post titled “Hello World!” as a default before you start your official blog. It’s up to you to edit the title and add your blog post content.)
Each time I saw the title “Hello World!,” it was difficult as a rocker chick not to think of the 1970s, all-girl band, The Runaways’ song lyrics to “Cherry Bomb.” So, hello world, I’m your wild girl.
Yep, just like the song–I’m a bit wild at heart. Being wild doesn’t mean that I don’t feel vulnerable from time to time. The “Hello World!” bit I really feel, since I’m going to be sharing more of myself with the world…and, with you.
Besides thinking about the Runaways’ song, I felt some nervousness about beginning blogging here, ‘cause it’s my author website. Yes, I’ve blogged before at my other websites and at others’ websites. My inner critics were warning me to have perfect grammar, punctuation, and spelling, since I’m now officially a writer. (I’m going to be a published author in November 2012. My book is A Rebel Chick Mystic’s Guide.) I imagined possibly getting a plethora of comments correcting my writing. These imaginary inner critics were running around in my head saying things like, “You don’t know the difference between who and whom or that or which.” I also heard: “You don’t always use commas correctly.” Yet, my heart really enjoys sharing my path and (hopefully) my wisdom with others.
It’s very important to me to walk my talk. So, I don’t like to tell coaching clients to do something, unless I’m also practicing it in my own life. I knew had to silence my inner critics. I thought about what I would tell myself if I were my own client. I figured the best way to silence the inner critics would be to simply starting to write blog posts here. The more you do something outside of your comfort zone, the more your comfort zone expands. This is one of my major teachings, so I knew I had to heed it.
So, you get me worts, typos, spelling errors, and all. I do work diligently to turn out good writing, but over the years, I’ve learned when to stop being a perfectionist.
I’ll do my best–that is all I can do.
Thanks for stopping by to read my first blog post. Feel free to leave a comment. I’d love to hear from you about how you’ve stopped your inner critics from running the show or about how you’ve successfully stepped outside your comfort zone. Share your story here, so that we can learn from you too.