Finally! I have made it to 30 days! I have been blogging nonstop, and I am exhausted! It may not seem a lot, but imagine having to come up with content every day with all the other pressures and distractions that each day brings. Imagine trying to blog while you’re on vacation or on the road visiting family. It has been tough but I stuck it out and I’ve learned a few things about myself along the way:
What seems impossible is not always so. As the great Nelson Mandela said, “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” When this challenge was first issued, I went back and forth for 2 days trying to decide whether I really wanted to do this. All I heard was excuses within myself. I was scared to start because I didn’t have anything to sell yet. I don’t like to talk this much in person, how could I possibly write that much? My doubts certainly tried to drag me down during these past 30 days, but I would have never reached this milestone if I believed them. I honestly started the challenge knowing that I wasn’t going to finish it. It’s funny how the biggest detractors are ourselves! This time around, I’m glad I got to prove myself wrong.
I’m ready. I’ve wanted to have my own business for a very long time. I’ve gone back and forth dozens of times as to whether I should put myself out there, when I should start, how much money I should put up, everything! It has been sheer nervousness that makes me teeter between starting and stopping. I live a very busy life and I wasn’t sure if the timing was right. The one thing I’ve learned is the timing will never be right. If I want it to happen, I will make time for it. There were times I was up late, but I got it done. There were times that I REALLY didn’t feel like it, but I got it done. This has prepared me for those long and frustrating nights that are bound to come. But if I feel this good coming out of it, then it’ll be worth it.
There’s no turning back. The moment I published my first blog post, my words were immortalized in the great wide web. There are things I’ve declared that I have to hold myself to. Part of the reason I’ve been hesistant to start is because I don’t want the world to see my failures. Yet, I’ve learned that my failures have to be a part of my story too. At this point, I’m already out here, so there’s no point in stopping now.
So, Restored is here! I am launching October 1st. If you’re in the Washington Metropolitan Area, check me out on Sunday, September 27th for my launch party, from 6-9pm. The event will be held at the ArtsGroup Building on 4730 Clifton Rd, Temple Hills, MD. ArtsGroup is a wonderful nonprofit I have partnered with that provides arts education for youth including media arts, music recording, photography, and videography. You can learn about them here. Click the link below to RSVP and also sign up for newsletters for updates and giveaways.
- July 13, 2015
- Tiffany A