This is my very first blog post ever and it is fitting that I am posting it on my 53rd birthday. That wasn’t my original intention. Truthfully- I had been trying to work on this for months, or should I say struggling with this for months. This is way beyond my comfort zone but it is something I know I want to do. I hope to use this blog to encourage others to also take some risks and get out of your comfort zones. I hope to inspire people with my own imperfection.
So far, for some reason, 53 feels like an inspiring age. I can honestly say that I never usually take my birthday so seriously, and I didn’t plan to do so this time, but I woke up today and wanted to take the day head on. Maybe it is because yesterday I took some challenging risks to create a FB page and do my first tweet. That may sound like nothing to many of you under 53s but for me it was a great big step. It is always a risk to expose myself and my inner thoughts. I have been doing that more lately and it is feeling empowering.
Exposing my writing, my thoughts and deeper feelings publicly started with writing my first book. Don’t wait until you get cancer to live your life, it is about living life now, living fully, finding meaning and exploring ways to move forward in your life NOW.
I want to be an example of that to my readers and my family. I want to practice what I preach. So here I am, taking risks – not jumping out of airplanes like some people I know, but taking risks to do the things that have been out of my comfort zone, like writing my book, starting my blog and expressing my heart to others in an open forum.
If you are inclined to check out my book you can learn more about me and what I learned working as an Oncology Social Worker and living my life of 53 years, so far.
You can find it at Amazon.com or click the link on my website, twitter account (love saying that) or my facebook page.
In my next blog, I plan to let you know about how I wrote my book, my struggles with taking this risk and the obstacles that I overcame to do that project. Thanks! Have a great day. I plan to.