When I renamed the blog – I put a lot of thought into the name.
I wanted something that would grow with us, as our lives grew and so did our family.
I wanted the name to fit in sync with with our shop.
unrestricted. unconfined. boundless. limitless. infinite. vast.
When I named the blog, I felt like it was perfect.
Ultimately, it is perfect.
So where are my reservations?
Last night I laid in bed trying to find sleep, my mind wandering and I started thinking about blogging and about journaling.
I love to write. When I take notes and lists, they are more effective when I hand write them.
There is a difference between journaling and blogging, there will always be things that I feel like shouldn’t be written on the blog – this big, open, internet world is a scary place to put everything – once it’s out there – you can’t take it back.
There will always be things just for the journal – finances, lovers quarrels, & more private things that I don’t want to put out on the internet.
But at the same time, there are a lot of things that don’t fit into those categories that I still don’t write about.
There are at lot of things that I hold back writing.
I’m not a fan of conflict, so I suppose I worry about the possibility of writing something that will result in controversy or that someone might think the post is directed at them even though it isn’t.
At the same time, I feel like these are just excuses – this is my space on the internet, if someone doesn’t like it, they don’t have to come back to this domain name & that’s OK.
Even though I know that it’s my space, my right – it’s a matter of getting past whatever it is that is holding me back, keeping me from writing whats on my heart.
This morning, I saw this post called Write Like It’s a Journal, Not a Blog.
And when I read it I knew that I’m not alone.
I’m not the only one that struggles with sharing their heart on the blog like they want to, and it made a part of me not feel alone in these thoughts.
So, it’s my goal to start – writing what’s on my heart and learn to have a take it or leave it.
What’s your thoughts? Do you struggle with being writing exactly whats on your heart? What holds you back? What pushes you forward?