I Decided to Start a Blog

I Decided to Start a Blog

Peonies & Cream - Evelyn Backyard

After years of discussing, and dreaming, I finally went through with starting a blog! And guess what. You showed up to read it. 

So why did it take me so long to start one? And what made me finally decide to jump in? I'm glad you asked. 

I put off starting a blog for one real reason. 

FEAR. 

I was afraid to put myself out there, and fail in front of everyone. Or even worse, have no one notice. 

I was afraid that I would put it out there, and it wouldn't be perfect. Because everyone else on the internet is perfect, right? Especially right out of the gate. 

I was afraid that I wouldn't really have anything to say. What would set me apart? Isn't what I do really just a revamped version of someone else's? 

I was afraid that I would start up, and never follow through or keep up. 

So with all of this fear, what made me finally change my mind, and why now?

I am always my truest, happiest self when I am creating. Whether it's as elaborate as a dining room table, or as simple as a quick instagram post. Making the world around me a more visually pleasing place is what I live for (besides my family, of course). 

I realized that no matter what happens with this blog, at least I did it. What kind of a life am I living if I am afraid to do what I love? I shouldn't be creating for anyone's approval. I should be creating for me. 

Nothing is perfect right out of the gate. Anything worth doing will take a lot of hard work, and a whole lot of learning. But that's what life is all about; learning and growing. Instead of afraid, I am now excited to see how this journey will change me, and my blog. And what better than having a record of that growth?

I have also realized that no matter what I am doing, I have my own voice. Whether I am working on a completely original project, or crafting one straight off of pinterest, I'm going to put my own spin on it. Whatever I do in this life, it will reflect me and who I am as a person, and the journey I have been on so far.

And as far as accountability, what's more motivating than telling the whole world you're going to do something? And, as a bonus, if you like what I am doing, that is the most exciting, exhilarating reason to keep going!

So, after many years of contemplation, I am happy to be right where I am today. I am beyond excited to get this newest project off the ground, and share in this adventure with you! This is the only life I will get, and I am ready to start crafting it into the life I want to live, instead of waiting for some day. 

What is something you have always wanted or dreamt of doing, and what has been holding you back? Let me know in the comments below! Or, tag me in an Instagram post with @Peoniesandcream or #Peoniesandcream.

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