My top 5 reasons to blog
I thought today I would list the top 5 reasons why I think this blog is exciting and a perfect project for me right now.
#1: I would totally do that on My Idyllic Island.
In life coaching, there is this exercise that I do to help my clients find their purpose. The exercise is that is called the “Idyllic island” . It is a visualization exercise where you imagine being on a perfect idyllic island for 1 year. All your basics needs are covered (beautiful food, beautiful house, perfect weather, nicest people …) . All you have to do is rest and decide how you want to use your time during that year. Anything you would do on your Idyllic island is worth pursuing and be curious about. It is an indication of the real you without social pressure, without money pressure etc …
If I was on my Idyllic island, I would spend my time taking pictures of the sea , the sky and the different shade of blue. I would focus on the simple pleasures of life like going for a walk with my dogs or preparing a nice meal with my husband. I would simplify my life and probably write a journal or a blog where I share my wisdom and inspire others to see the beauty around them and find their own happiness.
#2: I can talk about different subjects .
That is really great when you are a scanner because you are not limited to one topic. I can talk about Canada, Dogs, Sky, photography, web design, happiness, coaching, life …. I can share my photography, talk about life , happiness , dogs, … It feels really good not to be limited to just one topic.
My plan is to write 100 posts that are fun to do and see where this will take me. I’m done with the pressure and trying and pushing hard to create something big with a big message to the world. I have the feeling this blog is the necessary step to find my own voice and my own kind of people.
For now and for the next 100 posts, this blog is about expressing my talents and allowing myself to just explore without judgment.
I really miss having a platform to discuss about everything and anything .
#3: I can share the beauty around me .
I like to take pictures to show how beautiful the world is. Sharing the beauty of Canada first but also sharing the beauty of the sky, a flower, a smile…. Having my camera with me forces me to be in the moment and see the beauty around me. It’s a good awareness and Zen exercise.
Yes I could put my photos on instragram, facebook or pinterest … but I like to have them all in the same place . A place that is all about expressing myself with words, design and picture. My little corner of the world if you want.
#4. I can fight my inner critic
I must confess that I love writing but writing in English is really scary for me. My first language is French. I had a French blog for many years and it was easy but I am Canadian now, I work and speak English every day and I want to be able to also write in English .
When I write in English, I feel limited and clumsy because the words don’t flow like they would in my mother tongue but that’s ok and this is exactly why I want to do it.
Writing in English is very symbolic to me. It means pushing your limit, accepting to show something to the world that is not perfect. Accepting to be judge and accepting to face my fear of failure.
May be you can relate to that feeling too, especially if you are a tendency to be perfectionist. It how many times have you not done something just because you thought it was not good enough and your inner critic was too strong?
So I’ve decided to face my fear and write 100 posts and not worry about my English. I hope with time and practice, my English will improve and it will be easier and easier.
After all, I just have to think of it like a muscle. The more I use it, the more natural it will feel.
#5. It makes the geek in me very happy .
I like web design and technical stuff. I like to learn new things and explore new web tool. Anything related to websites and web design is interesting for me. It’s the first time I create something with Worpress and I’m enjoying searching and learning more about this tool . I think it has great possibilities. I also like to create pretty designs for my post tittles. When I create a post title, a header or a quote, I totally lost track of time. I like to chose the perfect font, the perfect color and just be creative. It’s like a treat for me. I do that like others use coloring books for adults. That’s relaxing and fun for me.