I have been stuck on this post for a while, I have to admit.
Something like six months ago, I bought the domain. Maybe three months ago, I designed the pages. It took me another two months to write an “About” page.
Probably 600 times in that period I thought, “I wish my blog was up! I really want to write about X!”
So, no more perfectionism. No more reading eight articles and filling out multiple worksheets to “find my audience.” No more procrastination until it’s “just right!”
I have so much I want to say, and talk about, and discuss with you!
Besides, I’m learning to accept that I’m not “perfect”, and I’m never going to be “perfect”, so why should my blog be?
Maybe imperfection really IS perfection.
I’ve started blogs before. One about happiness. One about my journey through eating disorder recovery. But they didn’t inspire me to keep writing, because, frankly, I’m dying to write about so much more! There is much, much more to me than “Happy Girl” or “Girl Recovering from an Eating Disorder.”
I am also “Totally Crazy Girl”, “Girl Who LOVES Her Home of Los Angeles”, “Girl with Depression and Anxiety, Learning to Cope”, “Girl Who Lives in a Different State from Her Amazing Husband”, “Girl Who Loves to Read and Talk About Books”, “Girl Obsessed with Her Cat”…..you get the idea.
I want to reach out to people struggling with the same things I am. I want to share some of the wisdom I’ve learned from decades of being an actor. I want to help people, to give people an inside look at life out here, and at life IN my crazy brain!
And, like Harry Burns taught us- When you know how you want to spend the rest your life, “you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”
So, this isn’t a perfect post. It isn’t brilliant or witty or genius or cutting edge. It isn’t going to end racism or save lives.
But, damn it, it’s kicking off a blog I think is going to be pretty darn cool. Plus, now I can stop using Facebook for the essays that pour out of my brain, much to the relief of my Facebook friends, I’m sure.
So, hello, Blog Friends! I’m pumped to meet you all, and exchange ideas! Here we go! Let’s all be crazy together- it’s so much more fun than being crazy alone. ❤