Way back on Day 42 of The Pollyanna Plan, I wrote a post about how I felt filled with enthusiasm at the prospect of giving creative writing a go.
I have set myself a quite a few challenges since starting this blog and have succeeded in accomplishing them most of them, but it ocurred to me today that I have let this one fall by the wayside. (Oh and the one about joining a gym, but that’s only because the gym I really wanted to join has closed down and I now get my exercise from walking the dogs every day!)
Anyway, back to the point…
Ever since I was a child, I’ve had this strong feeling that within me is a story to be told – something that I need to write and share – only I could never for the life of me put it into words.
Over the years, I’ve made several attempts at writing fiction, always starting off promisingly, only to lose my way when what I was writing just didn’t feel like the story I was meant to be telling. It’s very hard to articulate, but I guess it’s much the same as trying to find your purpose in life.
I hoped that by writing these posts every day, a spark would ignite and maybe, just maybe my story would begin to trickle out. And in a way, it has.
You see, it dawned on me today that I have at long last found my story – something that I am hugely passionate about, something that brings me so much joy and happiness to write about.
And that story is The Pollyanna Plan.
I feel a little apprehensive writing this, as going public about something that means so much to me is really out of my comfort zone. But I’m currently re-reading the book, Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers, and last night I read about fear truth number 2, which says that “the only way to get rid of the fear of doing something is to go out and do it.”
So, here goes!
I am making it my intention (once I have finished The Pollyanna Plan in 61 days time) to write a book about my journey. 🙂 I can’t begin to tell you how excited, enthusiastic, inspired, joyful and terrified I am, all rolled into one.
The only thing I know for sure is that intuitively this feels right for me.
Day 304, Reason 304: Today I am over the moon and so very grateful to be following my intuition and to be breaking through the fear barrier! 🙂
(p.s I have absolutely no idea where to start with writing a book about The Pollyanna Plan, so I’d really really appreciate any advice anyone has to give me.)
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61 days to go of The Pollyanna Plan…. So exciting!
61 reasons to feel glad/happy/joyful to find