Don't tell me what to do blog! This message comes at me hard every time I sit down to write. Although I started She Wears a Dress years ago, I'm still struggling to post on a regular basis and although I have a list of what I think are great topics, the writing part is always accompanied by self doubt. Will people like it, does this sound dumb, who will care what I have to say, blah blah blah.
That ends today.
Somebody out there needs you to be you. @KenColeman
My idea for the blog came as a result of women either asking me where I got my dress or simply offering me a compliment with "I love your dress". I thought it would be great if I could just hand them my card and tell them to "check out my blog" where I would share not only where I got that dress, but where I find most of my dresses along any other people, places or things I had discovered. Simple, I thought.
Somewhere along the way, I fell into that trap of comparing my beginning to somebody else's middle and thought it wouldn't be enough. I started to think bigger, (making videos, long form posts, a daily posting schedule) but that just made me overwhelmed - I have a full time day job after all --and this was supposed to be my personal creative outlet.
I don't know if you believe in signs, but in the last 48 hours, I have seen or heard more than one, which came via two different podcasts, an InStyle magazine article and a few Instagram posts, all encouraging me in the right direction.
Clarity comes from engagement, not thought. @MarieForleo
So I'm taking a step back, starting (again) small and my new goal is to just share. Whether its sharing where I bought my dress, a new skincare line or a great read on entrepreneurship, I'm just going to put it out there for others to discover along with me.