Begin at the beginning

Updated: Nov 27, 2019

When is the right time to start something new?

Have you been putting off a call to do something? Do you have clear, wide open place in your schedule to add new tasks and projects on top of an already busy schedule? Probably not. Life tends to get in the way of all the things I put on my "I wish I had time to (fill in the blank)" list. Maybe things are the same for you.

Do you get the urge to create something, write something, do something, SAY something...and then the clutter of your day, the clutter in your own mind sweeps that idea along and it is lost to you? I am beginning a new season of life (all four kids are in full day school. WHAT??? Seriously--this is the first time in 16 years!) and now I have a speck of brain space to think an uninterrupted thought.

Except for the fact that I just DON'T. I interrupt my own thoughts.

I chase squirrels. I admit it. The tyranny of the urgent gets me every time.

Therefore, none of those ideas is given the space and time to become a thing. It feels like there are so many things that glimmer in the back of my mind, but they flicker out quickly because I haven't been able to give them the space to grow and develop. You can call it Motherhood ADD or whatever you want, but I definitely go from one room to the next and forget why I walked there in the first place. But I still have this nagging thought that I am supposed to keep protect this spark of spite of all the daily chores I feel like I am sometimes drowning in.

So this is my intention: just to give myself room and permission to explore my own thoughts and creativity again.

I am giving myself permission to try new things out.

To have permission to try and fail. In public. Which is scary.

To document the movement in this time of my life.

To make things and share them here.

To encourage you to do something that has been on your mind, as well.

The right moment never comes. You just have to start somewhere. Today. You can spend all of your time waiting and learning and preparing for the right moment and never actually beginning. I am guilty. I can keep circling the idea/project/whatever and never set it free.

You are being pulled to put yourself out there in your own corner of the world, in your own way, just as I am. Someone is waiting for you to put the the thing you have been dreaming of out of your head and into the world.

Beginning at the beginning is the hardest. But it's really the only place to start. And the best time is NOW.

I'm all in. I hope you will continue to join me. Let's stick together and make something beautiful.

xo, Ann Marie

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