A Note on Doing Things

I wanted to go a little more in-depth about why I started this blog. There are many reasons, actually, but the one I want to focus on today is because I just wanted to do it.

When I say that, I don’t mean I am me and I do whatever I want whenever I want (although my husband might say that’s true). I mean it’s something I’ve been thinking about doing for the past year, but never found the “right time.” My favorite excuse is I’m just not in the mood. Which is totally dumb because a blog is something I’ve seriously wanted to do.

But I think as humans we’re put off by work and we’re put off by risks. Blogs take a ton of time and I’m a self-admitted perfectionist. When I undertake a project, I care for it and will put forward my all. Which can be very time consuming and strenuous. The risk part isn’t because I’m investing a lot of money or risking my life writing dangerous, thrilling posts based on risky times; it’s that I’m a very shy and private person. Writing is fun for me. Sharing my writing is anxiety-inducing.

So I have a bit of fear and worry doing this thing. Still, I’m really tired of not doing things that I say I’m going to do or that I want to do. Wishing that I had done something or chased after something or whatever is really depressing to think about. There are so many opportunities around that I am tired of missing out on. I am sick of not doing what I want to do.

I listened to an excellent TED Talk the other day, and it was like a really big “duh.” You know what I mean? It’s obvious, but it’s also a why didn’t I think of that concept. The point that stuck out to me, that duh, was get up and go do it. Get up and go do what you want to. The speaker brought up that we are never going to feel like it (it being whatever you want to change/do).

So here I am. Trying to actually get up and do this blog. And use this blog to reach out to others, share my story, and document getting up. Because life shouldn’t be about not being in the mood and not reaching for what you want and feeling regret for all of that. I want to try being what I want to be.

What do you think? What is something that you’ve always wanted to do, but, for whatever reason, haven’t?

Xx Crystal


5 thoughts on “A Note on Doing Things

  1. I totally agree with you on this as I am also new at blogging, I was very confused of whether or not to start something completely different from what I have done in the past. I love the way that you are inspiring others to go beyond their feelings and keep pressing on.
    Wonderful! 🙂

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  2. I’m a doer Crystal, which is not to be confused for a need to lead a busy or protectionist life. I was raised by a loving foster Mother, Helen Ruth. She wasn’t big on excuses, and I followed her lead [hung on to her apron strings] at every juncture. I just do, ’cause if I don’t it won’t get done, and I won’t feel right about accepting the reward I’ve promised myself for a job well done, and completed.

    Although I know to get my projects accomplished, I have learned not to bite off more than I can chew. At 60+, I’m in no rush, as I am almost positive “tomorrow is gonna come.” I also break projects down into bite-sized pieces, so I don’t feel put upon. I do my highest and my best, which again has nothing to do with perfection, since no one on this earth has ever modeled perfection for me, so I have no clue what it is.

    Reaching something we know so little about how to reach can wreak havoc on the psyche. I love me too much for that. Anyways, you’re writing your blog, and it’s a dandy so far. Remember about “bite-sized chunks,” and enjoy. Don’t strain yourself. Nine times out of ten…”tomorrow is gonna come!”

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    1. Wow, thank you for such an amazing response. I hardly know you and your such an inspiration to me already. Thank you so much for the advice. I sincerely appreciate it and will take to heart what you’ve said about “bite-sized chunks” and enjoying it.

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