Starting can be the hardest thing. And can I be honest? It’s even harder to start when you’ve tried and tried and tried again to get something going, and you ended up failing and failing and failing again. But I’m here to tell you something: I’m not ready to accept failure as the final outcome.
My name is Sarah, and I retired from blogging several years ago. I didn’t particularly want to put the keyboard away, but the season of life I was in demanded my full attention. I’m not even entirely sure that season has completely ended- it may return just like Indian Summer to scorch away my inspiration yet again! Still, the desire to come out of retirement has been a persistent nag, pulling my sleeve and urging me start again.
This isn’t the first time I’ve tried to start blogging again. I don’t even have enough bravado to say with finality that it will be the last, either. But I know enough now to know that it’s better to try something and fail rather than to look back with regret after years and the season of opportunity have passed.
I’m riding a wave of motivation this morning, and I’m excited to see where it takes me. I can’t be concerned about how many people see what I’m up to. No one may ever read these words! I know how to market a blog, but I don’t want to do that today. Perhaps not even next week- or next month. For now, this is just between me, my keyboard, and the Source of my creativity- the Creator of everything, my Lord Jesus.
Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin… (Zechariah 4:10 NLT)