Needless to say I was extremely pleased…
…and her kind words about my blog led to another of my Maria-Ressa-induced mental cartwheels.
I honestly have no idea why I keep imagining myself doing cartwheels. I’d probably break an arm - or two - if I tried it in real life.
So anyway, we’re sorting out the details, and I’m going to start blogging for Rappler twice a month to begin with. Yay!
I immediately sat down and started to list ideas for my blog posts… Woohoo! Let’s do this! …but after a couple of hours of brainstorming, I still had an empty list.
Oh good grief.
It was like the writer’s version of stage fright.
Seriously. Until now… I got nothin’.
I think the reason for this is that the whole time that I was trying to think of Rappler blog ideas, there was this separate soundtrack going on in my mind…
And I recognized that voice. It belonged to my old nemesis - FEAR.
The concerns that my nemesis brought up were totally silly, of course. But they affected me just the same… Hence the stage fright. (I think. It’s also possible I just need nicotine. Whatever.)
The thing is, every awesome thing I’ve ever done in my life has always been accompanied by a confusing combo of excitement and fear.
This one? Best decision EVER, btw.
So I’m kind of used to it. And I WILL eventually get a couple of ideas for the Rappler blog, so I’m not too worried. But fear SUCKS just the same.
I think the trick to living a full and fulfilling life is to focus on the excitement and just face the fear head on. Don’t let it get in the way of going on to do something great.
So whatever it is you might be wavering on right now - just GO FOR IT. Let go of the thoughts of the things that can go wrong, and just let yourself fly.
And I’ll do the same. :)
Have a fearless day, folks!