In my excitement about my new blog site, I surveyed each of my friends and asked them what topics they would be interested in reading on a blog made for women who look like them. I got a lot of great ideas and suggestions. Some topics were volunteered more than once. Yet, I still couldn’t think of how I would get the ball rolling.
With a ton of ideas and possibilities swirling in my head, it still seemed like I was drawing blanks. Nothing seemed “good enough”… and that’s when it hit me. I knew exactly what I wanted to talk about first.
Starting this venture has been a dream of mine for a while, but I never really took a serious stab at it until now. Why? Good question. I didn’t think I was “good enough”. You hear about people quitting their jobs and becoming fulltime bloggers all the time. Hell, according to Pinterest posts, bloggers are topping off with $100,000 incomes. Let’s be clear, I like my job and I’m grateful for it, but BITCH!... I would gladly take my ass home for $100,000 a year to blog. Just saying! I mean, if it’s possible for other bloggers, I can do it too, right? Not so much. Or at least, I didn’t think I could. I’m still not sure if I will see any income as a blogger, but here’s what I do know and what I have to constantly remind myself of: I AM good enough.
Not just good enough to blog, but I’m good enough in general and so are you. The unknown has a way of making us doubt ourselves. “Can I do this? Is this going to work out? Am I a good fit for this?” The negative thoughts start to creep in. “This won’t work. I’m going to fail. I’m not going to reach my goal.” These are lies. What makes you think your dreams are unachievable? You CAN do this. You ARE perfect for this. You WILL be successful. “Believe in yourself Jas! Set the goal, work hard, stay motivated and you’ve got this.” I’ve been saying this to myself for a while now. I’m going to keep saying it until I believe it and so should you. Even if I never see a dime, it’s my hope that my words and my work can reach others. I hope that what I can do will change lives and perspectives for the better. I’m “good enough” to be an innovator, an inspiration and a motivator. So girl, whatever it is you’ve been putting off, pull a Nike on that ass and just do it! Honestly, is there anything we can’t do? I doubt it. Channel your inner Michelle Obama, Oprah or Beyoncé and just go for it. You’re better than good enough girl! Don’t forget it. I’ll try not to forget, too.
Until next time, stay beautiful and protect your magic.