Have you ever been afraid of something and yet you love it in the same breath? That’s how I feel about writing for myself. Writing for work, I can probably do that with my eyes closed (not literally) since that’s what I’ve been doing for the last 10 years or so of my life. But when it comes to writing for myself, whether it’s for my blog or the book project that’s long overdue, I’m the scarediest of scaredy cats. I can’t really explain why this scares me so much when I’m supposed to be good at it, but the fear of being vulnerable is probably something we can all relate to.
So when I found out that there’s another #DaretoShare challenge from Arriane Serafico, I decided to join again in order to push myself to go back to blogging and also jump start the passion projects that I’ve been setting aside for the past 10 months or so.
And coincidentally, the book that I ordered from Book Depository finally arrived after a month of waiting. 100 Days to Brave by Annie F. Downs is something that I’ve been wanting to read ever since she became a regular Relevant Podcast cast member. I’ve also been devouring her podcast, That Sounds Fun, and I knew that I wanted her “voice” to be with me as I underwent this new challenge I set up for myself.
So yeah, I’m going on this 100 day journey towards facing my fears of writing and finally doing, or rather, writing what I’ve had in my heart for some time now.
And as part of my writing journey, I’ve resolved to write one short post every day for the next 100 days just to get my writing juices flowing. It can be a listicle, a poem, a short story, a recommendation, whatever it is I feel like writing for that day.
So yeah, here I am, trying to be brave. Let’s see where this takes me.