“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.”
-Oprah Winfrey

It’s been almost a year since I’ve started my blog. Who would have thought there’d be so much to this? As with my natural hair journey, I’ve gone back and forth about starting for years. I’ve researched, read about other people’s experiences, pondered and basically, did absolutely nothing about it for a long time.

Although not nearly as bad as I used to be, I have a tendency to overthink anything that threatens to remove me from my comfort zone. I would often wonder, with all of the effort I’m putting into this, what if everything goes wrong? What do I do then? The truth of the matter is, regardless of how much prep is put into a project, something can ALWAYS go south. So, the real question should be, what’s taking so long to get started?

It is absolutely okay to have concerns when making the decision to try a new thing, but remember that:

* Learning may be frustrating at times, but it’s always exciting IF you have a desire to know more.
* Sometimes it takes a few tries to decide what you actually like.
* You’ll live if you don’t get it right the first time (unless we’re talking something like bungee jumping).
* You can’t be afraid to fail. As we all know, some of the most successful people have failed at some point.

From the inception of my blog, I’ve modified the name three times. The themes have been updated on numerous occasions and I have even altered the topics a little. Sometimes, it’s necessary to make adjustments. What HAS remained the same is my goal. It really reminds me of driving home from work each day. I have three different streets I travel depending on the flow of the traffic, but each route leads me home.

The point is, we only have but so much time here, so if there’s something you want to do, do it! I’m not an expert in blogging (yet) but compared to where I started, I now know the meaning of terms and acronyms like SEO, widget, meta and CSS. This new world I’ve created has been a fascinating experience. It has taught me a lot about myself and I’m just getting started.