When I started this blog I took a leap of faith. Both of my sons are active on Social Media and I started to become more and more interested in what they were doing.
It was intriguing and I wondered if it was something I could do too. For the most part I knew nothing about anything regarding social media. I Mean Nothing. I do not have a cell phone, I was not on Facebook or Twitter. The only forum I had joined was Pinterest and Instagram which I had joined to look at the horse we had donated. I wanted to see him as he adjusted to a new life. Still looking at you Rocket Man; miss you. https://www.instagram.com/meadowsofmendonstables/
So I thought about it for awhile and then thought some more. I had developed
an idea in my head for what the blog would be about and I mentioned it to my sons who both encouraged me, made suggestions and gave me helpful information.
So here I am, I did it, I took that leap of faith. Am I happy I did it ? Yes. Do I wonder if it is the right thing ? Sometimes. Do I have a lot to learn ? Oh my yes ! Will I continue ? Yes.
I sometimes question why I am doing this. But as it says under my time line:
“As I age I am looking back at my life, taking stock, and looking forward to all I still have ahead of me.”
I am discovering while writing some of my posts that this is healing in some ways, allowing me to talk about things that happened in my past that I am uncomfortable with. For years I struggled with my feelings and trying to cope with them. I did not talk about it; only to myself, especially while trying to fall asleep at night. As I wrote in my last post, I have finally accepted it and I now understand that writing this blog has helped me to realize that I have moved forward.
“It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.”
― Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
So I have been doing a lot of looking backwards and will continue to do so because there was one large negative but there were also many very positive experiences as well. Things to be happy about, to be proud of, and to share.
What about the future ? One of the reasons for the blog was to motivate myself because life is short and there is so much I would still like to learn and to accomplish. I admire people who keep doing, keep learning, keep participating and I want to be one of them.
One quirky thing I want to do, at least quirky for me, is zip lining because it looks like so much fun. Scary ? Maybe, I am not sure. Today I looked on line and I found an article about zip lining in NY State, and there is one relatively close by at Bristol Mountain. I see a challenge coming for myself and my sons and granddaughter. I really want to take this leap of faith.
So what other adventures do I want to do ? Not sure at this point but I will keep looking and let you know. There are many smaller things I want to do which involve learning new skills. Learning to me is really important and I want to do so much more of it. Fitness is another and it is a love/hate relationship for me. Once I get going I am OK but if I stop, I stop.
For me deciding to take a Leap of Faith was not too difficult. I was motivated to do so. It has not always been that way and it may not be in the future. So what can I, or you, do to take a leap of faith, large or small ?
Decide why it is important to you and use that as your motivation. Your approach may be different depending if it is for personal or business reasons. That may also make a difference for your time schedule.
If you are not happy with something that happened in the past, and you are not satisfied with the present, focus on the future and how you want your life to be. If you have had an experience that left you feeling really good, really positive, think about why. What did you do then that you can replicate now.
Then focus and make a plan. How will you start ? Set some goals and then take the first step. Do that and keep going. Take one step at a time and as you complete each step successfully you will become more confident. If something does not work, do not stop. Reassess and make adjustments but keep going.
With anything we do, each of us, should take time to relax. Take a break, visit a friend, read a book, go for a walk and also congratulate yourself for a job well done.
As always, thank you for reading my blog. Have a great day.