The inertia of perfectionism

It’s been over four months since this blog was created and all I posted was one post. All this while I have believed that this IS my dream…this is what I really want to do right now! Then why this inertia…this immense lethargy?

It’s not that I don’t have the time for this. This year, I’ve been fortunate enough to work part time and so I should be focusing on spending my days off on my dream, right? But, somehow I just couldn’t get myself to get started.

Every time that I’d think I’m going to write my first real travel post, I’d feel this huge burden of what all I needed to do to make it great! This constant need for perfection (for an audience I don’t even have) has actually ended up stifling my plan rather than furthering it. Every single day I read at least 1-2 travel blog posts and ask myself what is wrong with me!

So now I’ve decided that no matter what, I have to spend at least six hours a week on my blog – set a schedule and get started – and have at least one post a week! I need to stop thinking of how I envision it five years from now and just get started with writing and sharing my story.

I know how much I’ve benefited from reading other blogs while travelling and I really believe that I need to start sharing my experiences and worry about the structure and design later.

I wonder why it’s so tough to push yourself out of this limbo in pursuing what you want and love. I spend so much time doing research on food, things to do, and where to stay, when I’m travelling; I’ve made tons of notes while travelling; and my friends have always appreciated my suggestions when they travel. So as one of my New Year resolutions, in 2016, I’m telling myself that it’s time to stop being shy, stop being afraid and just start moving!

I am surrounded by supportive people who are constantly encouraging me so now it’s time to do this even just out of respect for that love and support!

Wish me luck. 🙂

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