“The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.”
I’ve been blogging for a little under two months now. I can’t believe how fast time has flown by already. When I started blogging my blog was called Losing it and Letting go, it was started on a whim while I was on road trip with my husband. That blog was just a way to track our journey and the emotions I was experiencing since quitting my full-time job. Losing it and letting go, was a blog about shedding of old skin in a way, it was a way to deal with the changes as I struggled to figure out what next. As a result, there were a lot of posts and poems about my stress and confusion as I tried to find my way. After a couple of months of figuring out the blogging world, sharing my posts bravely, and interacting with people I didn’t know, I realised that I was in a really good place. I had found my little niche in the world and I no longer had a need for “losing it”. I was no longer losing anything and I had nothing left to let go of. I was finally free and it was time for something new. A new me, a new start. I decided it was time to go all in. And so Tyranny of Pink was born.
I had a new idea about where I wanted my blog to go and the kinds of themes that I needed to address. I wanted to put my heart into this blog, I wanted it to be something real. At the time, real to me was about putting my thoughts down and sending them off into the world. I had no idea what kind of reception my writing would have and I had no idea how blogging would influence my life.
Tyranny of Pink, a blog about finding your happiness and following your dreams, is written in favour of living your best life and following your heart. I decided that in order to get that message across I needed to post things about embracing who you are, learning to love yourself and not being afraid to just leap.
I did not expect what came next.
Posts that I thought were being sent off to no where, were being read. By you! Real people! People I knew, my family, my friends and perhaps most surprisingly, complete strangers.
I wake up in the morning to messages, tweets, emails, Facebook inbox messages and posts from people I would never have imagined would read my blog. All encouraging me and telling me that my writing had impressed them (I think surprised them too). An old friend from high school, a guy (you know who you are ;)) even confessed to secretly reading my posts;
“I love reading it, agree with so many things u write/think/have opinions about. But shhhh don’t want to lose any man points by publicly liking a blog with pink in the title..eeewww.”
The encouragement has arrived almost every day and it has honestly inspired me beyond imagination. I discovered, with every word, every single message that you have sent to me, that this is what I want to do. I want to pursue this, with all of my heart and see where it goes.
So I thank each one of you. Thank you to every one of you for believing in me, in my writing and my ability to put out posts worth reading. And a special thank you to Danni, from Graphicat Studio for helping me to get this blog up and running and constantly addressing each of my whims and worries as my blog experiences all sorts of growing pains.