I recently reblogged a post I found on a fellow blogger, As Told by Sid‘s website that highlights 50 questions to ask yourself towards self-discovery. I kind of adapted the same mindset as she did; challenge accepted! Lol.
I figured this may be an interesting quest, and since I told myself that the summer was going to be an opportunity for me to find more ways to improve my writing and find different things to blog about, what better opportunity than to have 50 days worth of questions to answer? And who knows, I may even find out a thing or two about myself that I didn’t even know about myself, lol.
So, here goes. To make it a little interesting, I am going to start at #50, and go up from there. Here we go!
Q: “Is there something I am running from? Is it time to face it?”
A: Not anymore.
I will admit that if I would have asked myself this question about a year or two ago, I would have lied and told myself no, but truthfully, the answer would be yes. I have always considered myself to be very modest and humble; I don’t brag, boast or make myself known to many people. Oftentimes, I am someone who likes to be behind the scenes, rather than be front and center. So if you asked me a year or two ago if I was running from anything in particular, I would say I was running from the ability to go out and expand my creativity the way I truly wanted to.
2016-2017 has been a time period where I just began to truly expand myself as a writer and blogger. These are the two avenues in which I have been able to truly put myself out there with the one thing in this world that I am passionate about, which is writing. My one goal in life was to publish a book, and I finally did that in 2016. The problem with the Whitney of 2016 and the Whitney of 2015, was 2015 Whitney would have never dreamed of letting anyone read that published book. She would have ran away from the idea of allowing the public know that she had a talent that deserved to be shared with the world.
So I ran from the opportunity to showcase my talent and continued to hide behind my notebooks, pens and pencils until I finally told myself that in order to truly become who I wanted to become in life, I could no longer hide. Granted, I may not be a famous writer one day or I may not be a well-known blogger, but being a writer doesn’t mean you hide in the shadows and no one knows your name.
2017 Whitney is a published author, with three more published works upcoming this year. 2017 Whitney has two established blog sites with regular traffic and a pretty decent following. 2017 Whitney stopped running and stopped letting her insecurity dictate her success and defer her dreams.
Here is the link to the original article, and I have to shoutout As Told by Sid one more time for the blog post that I read that brought my attention to this. I am excited to see where this journey takes me, and I wonder what I will discover about myself through answering these questions! 🙂