why I'm [finally] blogging
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did so. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
— Mark Twain
Let’s just begin with the honest reality at hand: I had to switch from coffee to cabernet to write this first post. I’ve toyed with the idea of blogging for five years — even purchasing a domain and building the beginnings of a Wordpress site awhile back — but ultimately, was not quite ready to share my story. And while the vulnerability of this platform still scares me to my core, I’ve finally arrived to a chapter where I’m embracing fear and leaning in.
My apprehension of blogging stemmed from the usual perpetrators of self-doubt. Naturally, “What will people think?” ranked at the top of my list of excuses. Mundane misgivings ranging from “I’m not even a good writer” to “Nothing I have to say is even that important” also factored into my hesitation to press ‘publish.’
Yet, what I’ve come to realize is that there will be no perfect time to pursue this endeavor. At twenty-three (very soon to be twenty-four!) years old, my life certainly serves as no type of how-to guide. But the challenges I'm up against are relatable. The struggles I'm facing are probably very similar to yours as you read this.
So, I aim to chronicle the journey I’m walking (well, often running). From navigating my career path — and making tons of mistakes along the way — to training for the NYC Marathon, I can't wait to share my story. While I haven’t nailed down the exact range of content I’ll be sharing, I look forward to you giving me the flexibility to figure it out.