As I sit here listening to Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats enjoying a crisp Shiner Bock on a wild Tuesday night, I can't help but reflect on the past and dream about the future.
I know what you're thinking, (and trust me I thought it too), another blog? Doesn't everyone have a blog out there just shouting for our attention? "Try this! Buy that! Watch me do this!" I agree. It gets old. I have all the intentions in the world of not making mine turn into one of those, but I expect you good ol' honest folk to keep me in line and let me know when I get boring or narcissistic. To be honest, I don't really know which direction I'm going to take this and I'm sure there will be many kinks along the way and postings I look back and cringe over. I guess that's just life though. Sometimes you gotta just put it out there and see what sticks. In the words of The Great Bambino: "Never let the fear of striking out keep you from coming up to bat."
"Never let the fear of striking out keep you from coming up to bat."
Man. I could use a little more Bambino wisdom in my life. As a people-pleasing-Pisces-middle kid (apparently this is like the trifecta for anxiety & passivity, or so I've been told), these words are easier said than done. However, it's a new season and a new beginning, and with that comes the time to reflect and review. Call it the ending of a season, the Mercury Retrograde, Spring blizzard induced depression, or whatever else you want...but there's no denying that it feels like the time to look back, chalk up what you've learned, and plan what you will do differently from here on out.
Apparently tomorrow is always the first day of the rest of your life (or so I've also been told). So, that's my plan. Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from coming up to bat. Don't let the fear of failure keep you from tasting insurmountable success.Don't let the unknown keep you from following what you know. Don't let the fear of looking like an idiot keep you from showing up. You've only got one shot at this so you may as well take all the shots you can. You know at some point you're gonna strike out so you may as well just get it out of the way.
We all have a story to tell and that's exactly what this is going to be about. Stories. Stories of lessons learned, stories about hair journeys, stories about life. Just as any story, some may be funny, boring, or sad, but at the end of the day it's important that we tell ours.