Hello my friends! Welcome, to my wonderful world of ramble.
I wanted to start off with something genuine and write about that which I thought would be an appropriate topic to entertain considering that this would be my first ever blog post. I am quite new to the blogging world and, well, have so much to learn.
It’s a new year and so I decided to couple this new idea right along with it. I figured it best since I have tons to talk about, or at least, I have tons of nonsense to say. (Nonsense to some, advice to others, rambling to the rest, pick your poison).
Although I’m extremely excited about this new endeavor, I am just as anxious. My mind pondered the possibilities of reaching a quintessential blog, but of course, the little monster of self-doubt awakened and I began to question many things. I don’t know if I will have readers, I don’t know if I will be writing just to map out my thoughts; and truthfully, it’s kind of intimidating to let the world in on my thoughts and ideas. It’s dreadful to know that I may fail, that I may lose motivation or that there might be extreme obstacles to face.
I did it because it resonates deep within my heart and I just can’t shake the feeling.
With that being said, let’s take a look at:
By definition (per this here website), it is defined as the following:
Not known; not within the range of one’s knowledge, experience, or understanding; strange; unfamiliar
Interesting, to me, the way the unknown is described, especially the “not within the range of one’s understanding” part.
BOOM! The keyword: Understanding!
Not understanding is the epicenter for many fears, after all, it is unknown. I feel as if there is this imagined notion that what we don’t understand may hurt us physically, mentally, emotionally, or even spiritually; but me, for whatever reason, it’s the complete opposite.
When I don’t understand something, I don’t flee it or avoid it… I run to it. Don’t get me wrong, it makes me nervous, but I run to it anyway.
Why? It’s an insatiable hunger of wanting to know what is there, what the possibilities could be. The last thing I want to do is have regret for the chances and opportunities I did not take because I was afraid of what could happen.
The unknown shouldn’t be perceived as darkness, I sure as heck don’t see it that way. When it comes to color, I associate the unknown with WHITE, almost like a blank canvas. With a blank canvas, you can pick up some paint of any color and create or you can first pick up a pencil and outline what you will create (planners, that’s y’all). It’s an opportunity to create something either utterly atrocious or something splendid and beautiful.
Either way it’s a discovery of potential, of strength, and of knowledge.
That is why I am here before you today, so that you can join me in the journey of where my thoughts, ideas, and writings can take us. I am being optimistic, realistic, and fearful, but still giving it all I’ve got. Hopefully this helps when I look back on my posts and remind myself of how nervous I was and how silly it was to be nervous over something that hasn’t happened yet.