Everyone tells you that when you do what you love that you’ll never work a day in your life. While it might be true that when you enjoy what you’re doing that it doesn’t seem like work, you still have a huge amount to learn when you decide that you’re going to start your own small business. Or, at least, I have a huge amount to learn. For instance, I know exactly what I want my blog to look like, but now I need to research how to make it look that way. I would like to take a moment to thank everybody who is following me through these growing pains. Life is all about the journey, and you guys are definitely following along with me on mine.
I have this vision of where I want to go, and y’all just ignore it when I fall flat on my face trying to get there too quickly. Fall I do often and in a big way. When Morgan was little, I had a favorite question that I asked her because the poor kid has just as much grace as I do which is to say none at all. ‘Why do we fall, kiddo?’ I can’t count how many times I’ve asked her that question.
‘We fall so that we learn how to get back up, Mommy.’ At first, every time I heard that response I had a hand extended to help her up, and she had tears in her eyes and defeat was usually playing around the edge of her voice. She was around 3 when it became our mantra. By the age of 6, there was impatience and discouragement in her voice more and more. They were words that she said, but she was in way too much of a hurry to actually believe them. By the age of 9, she was pulling herself up and bypassing my unwelcomed, helping hand. There was grit and determination in the words now. She was determined to conquer. If she could get back up, she could conquer any task that she was trying to master. Now at at the age of 12, the grit and determination are more entrenched, more of a habit. Now there are hints of disbelief in her voice where we’re trying to let her make her own decisions and mistakes now before they’re more serious, and she simply expects to be in trouble.
I think that when we start any new venture that we second guess ourselves. I personally have a movie roll in my head of every possible disaster scenario that could result from my blog or sharing DoTerra. In the interest of full disclosure, I also have a contingency plan for most of them. Over riding that movie roll of fear, I also have a movie roll showing me where I want to be. Now I may not know exactly what each step will be to get me there, but I know where I want to be and the overall outline. And, late at night, when doubt creeps in that the world is not moving as fast as I would like for it to move, I just think of Morgan saying that we fall so that we learn to get back up in her fiercely determined voice, and I take the lesson that I was supposed to learn and leave the doubts behind.
I will be revamping the website this week, so please pardon my dust!
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