How a lazy Friday night turned into a valuable learning experience about priorities.
My name is Leesa and I have been neglecting my blog.
Girl how do you expect to build a fan base when you’re not even posting consistently? I’ve been a mess, I started a new job and it has been occupying a lot of my time. With all the training and introductions I’m exhausted at the end of the day! I keep telling myself that I’m going to make time to write on the weekends, before bed, or on my lunch break, but something comes up or I just don’t prioritize it. Tonight for example, instead of preparing my next post I decided to order Thai food and watch a RomCom. Every now and again I bypass my favorites on Netflix and pick out something new to watch. Tonight was that night.
Julie and Julia showed up on my list, and although it’s one that I’ve never really been interested in seeing, tonight it just seemed right. I had no idea what it was about going in, I just assumed it would be about a chef who falls in love or something equally as corny. Well, it ended up being a RomCom about a girl who starts a blog! And not just that, her whole motivation for doing it is that she never finishes anything she starts!
So here I am, neglecting my blog duties watching a movie when I KNOW I should be writing, and I pick a movie that pretty much slapped me in the back of my head and called me a loser. When the universe speaks, you listen!
I’m listening! But of course I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t afraid. Afraid of people not being interested in what I have to say. Afraid I’m not as good a writer and I thought I was. Afraid of investing so much energy into this with no return on my investment. I’m really trying to overcome that fear. Becoming a blogger and sharing my experiences is so important to me, so here I am. Despite the exhaustion from work and despite the fear and anxiety, I’m here writing on a Friday night, hoping to make my dream come true one post at a time.
Have you ever had a Julie and Julia moment? What was your wake up call?