Here’s the deal, friends. I’ve been missing in action. I’ve been allowing overwhelm and fear and doubts to keep my dreams out of harm’s way. I’ve been playing it safe.
And gosh, safe is comfortable and familiar and easy. And I really like those things. I’ve convinced myself that I can be safe and comfortable, while making my dreams happen. But that’s a lie. Our dreams don’t happen in safe zones.
They happen by getting vulnerable and visible, by stepping out with shaky legs. They don’t happen in the world of somedays. And they certainly do not happen in perfect and mistake-free spaces. They happen outside of comfort zones and inside imperfections.
So, it’s time to get visible. It’s time to get messy. It’s time to step out and say ‘I’m doing this. I’m not turning back.’ It’s time to take small steps towards our big dreams.
That said, friends, you’re going to start seeing some changes around here. There’s so much that I want to tell you about what is happening behind the scenes. But for now I will leave you with this, a first of many small steps to come: I finally after much fear and procrastination I started a Facebook Business Page!
Maybe you’re wondering why creating a Facebook page has been something that’s scared me. Maybe you’re asking what’s the big deal, Kercia?
Here’s the truth: creating a Facebook business page to me is synonymous with making a serious declaration. It’s easy to announce to strangers on the Internet that I’m chasing my dreams. But to send out that invite to my closest friends and family to like my page, and follow my journey – imperfections and all…well, that means there’s no more hiding, there’s no more playing it safe. It’s owning up to my dreams and my work and inviting them along. It’s vulnerability. And frankly, that scares me.
But more than that fear, I crave connection and creativity. So consider this my declaration. Consider this my first small step. I am doing this and I am not turning back.
Maybe you can relate. Maybe you’ve been playing it safe and avoiding taking those small steps. Because darn it, stepping out from our safe zones and making a move towards our dreams is scary, no matter how small of step it is.
We’re in this together, friend. So I’ve created this wallpaper to remind us that small steps conquer big dreams. I hope that it reminds you that your dreams are bigger than your fear. I hope it gives you the boost to take that small step.
And hey, if you need more encouragement to keep chasing your creative dreams, drop a line in the comments and then let’s make our friendship Facebook official.