Happy Sunday to ya,
Recently, I saw this simple yet eloquent tweet from the lovely Patricia Bright and thought I need to share:
To think I used to be embarrassed that i made YouTube videos, and I was laughed at by some of my friends and colleagues. Don’t ever let people discourage you from your passion however weird or crazy it might be, you never know where it might lead you.
— Patricia Bright (@PattyOLovesU) 18 January 2018
If like me, you fear the inevitable day that one of your friends or work colleagues tells you they found your blog. Or WORSE even, overhear some friends or work colleagues talking about your blog behind you back (and let’s face it, this is more likely). Remember these words. I certainly will try to.
The silly thing is, I’m not embarrassed by anything I put out here… If I was, I wouldn’t post it. For this very reason, my @BeccyMayBlog Insta account is almost empty (and has approx 18756 fully edited selfies stored in the drafts).
I don’t think of myself as a ‘Blogger’ as such, more like ‘a person with a blog, who likes to document certain parts of their life and maybe help others along the way’… but that is not as catchy. Nevertheless, I feel like there is a pressure to defend my choices of starting something like this. It’s hard to put into words, but I feel like I need to be successful… or earn money from my blog to be able to defend it as a hobby? Which is a load of rubbish really.
Rubbish it may be, however, this does not stop the lump in my throat and the butterflies fluttering in my stomach everytime I fear that I have been rumbled and my ‘alter ego’ revealed!!
So going forward, I am pledging that I am going to transcend my online embarrassment and do what I want without fear. Afterall… life is too short.
Short but sweet, but like I said…. somethings are nice to document. Even if they are half-baked shower thoughts on a Sunday afternoon.
Do you keep your blog a secret from your IRL friends? What reasons do you have for this? (not that you need one. obvs.)
Thank you for reading!
Love, Beccy May.