Speaking my truth is harder than I thought.
Not because I don’t want to tell the truth.
But when I think of “speaking my truth”, I start wondering how much (or how little) I should be sharing.
Here are the questions I typically ask myself before I share anything:
- Is this TMI?
- Am I going to regret this later?
- Who cares about this information?
- What is my ‘journey’?
- Is it going to help people?
I’m also thinking, “God, I don’t want to edit this”, because I’m scared I won’t post it.
On the other hand, I know I should, but I know I’m going to hate it when I read it again.
“Is this TMI?… Who cares about this information?… Is it going to help people?… “
And then I’m going to trash it. Then I’ll hate myself for chickening out again.
This is the reality of my blog.
I want to write, but I’m uncertain about my blogging skills.
I’m telling you this hoping it’ll help you, too…
I once heard David Bowie say it’s not always fun gutting himself to write his music.
It’s more of a need. There’s simply no other option.
That’s how I feel about writing.
Songs, posts, articles… doesn’t matter. I must write.
And as Lady Gaga once said, “Must I create? I must. And if I must create, what is it that I must say?”.
I don’t know what I must say yet.
But I’m hoping my exploration of this helps someone other than me.