I’ve planned for and anticipated the launch of this blog for months. Yet as is so often my way, I procrastinated and worried about how others would judge my writing. I have determined that today is the day…no more fear, no more excuses!
I feel much like I did the summer after 5th grade as I climbed the many steps up the ladder to the high dive at our local swim club. My knees shook as I edged towards the end of the board. I arrived at my launching point and stared down at the water below. I was faced with a choice. I could turn around, retrace my steps, and experience failure or I could close my eyes and jump. I could hear those in line behind me growing restless and impatient as I stood motionless. Then, in an instant, I confidently hurled myself downward. The momentary terror transformed into a thrilling confidence as successfully splashed into the cool water. I’d completed what I’d set out to do, and nobody could take that accomplishment from me!
So now, as I stand at the edge of the blogosphere, knees shaking and heart racing, I hold my breath, plug my nose, and bellow, “3, 2, 1, go!” as I dive in.