Go For It

I learned that this week’s theme for CBTL’s Brew Your Best Year blog is around celebrating one’s uniqueness and individuality and thought I’d share a story in my life that I started this year. It is about how I finally did something I had wanted to do for quite some time – which is to blog.  What you will read below is an excerpt from the first entry in my blog. I hope that somehow my story will encourage you to recognize and celebrate what it is you love to do and in the process, embrace yourself.

It’s been almost a year since I told myself I will give blogging a shot. 

Technically, I have been a closet blogger for some time now – blogging in secret, needing the release but afraid of embarrassing myself. 

Just yesterday, though, as I was having lunch with friends and one of them asked me what my life would be like if I were in a parallel universe… I knew in my heart that even though I will never truly know the single answer I would choose to declare that alternate life I would lead, it would somehow include writing. 

So, this is actually a big deal. This whole let’s do the blog thing and get it started is a very big deal for someone like me who has been hiding all this time. In this world where everyone can pretty much be almost naked in public and hardly noticed, or chalked up to a normal part of the scenery, I actually don’t know why it’s been a difficult choice. 

Maybe because I am an introvert. Or maybe because I know there isn’t possibly anything I could write that anyone would truly be interested in. It could be because I don’t want to be discovered that I am, actually, full of fluff. And my life is really pretty boring and there isn’t anything I could put an interesting twist to, enough to hold anyone’s attention long enough to read about. And most of all, I don’t have the talent for it. Well, yes, all that. 

But then, here I am. 

Maybe because I realize this is a big deal for me and not anyone else. Because it’s easy to be ignored and no one will be hurt if I create my own little world. And I can play in my alternate universe. Where I can be a version of myself, flesh and blood. 

So whatever it is you are looking for, if there is something you’ve been wanting to do.. go for it! Don’t deny what’s inside you the opportunity to celebrate what is yours. Recognize that whatever you have is sacred and just doing it for yourself is enough.

About the Contributor

Mary Grace Ras sums up her life advice in three words: Go For It.

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