Holding back

Holding back

What do you stop yourself from doing?


I’ve wanted to blog for a few years but never really knew how to get started.  Within weeks of meeting a new writer pal I suddenly found I wanted to stop the ‘When are you going to get a blog Lynne’ and set up a blog.  I did.  This blog.  Then what?  Will anyone read it? Why would they want to?  Why would I want to write anything that no-one would read?

The questions are incessant.

While I’m working out what to write for this blog I’ll probably just ponder a few questions. The question for today is “What holds you back from doing something you want to do?”.

Most of my reasoning for holding back from blogging are my fears.  Not ones you might imagine of anyone liking or not liking what I write, but of my job.  My fear is of my work colleagues thinking It’s not appropriate for me to blog.  Here’s where my stock response comes in (if you’re reading this you’ll find I have a lot of stock responses, well, I’ve lived long enough to stock them up) “Comments here my own”.

Another of my reasons for holding back is that I rarely hold back.  What I mean is that I’m often very open and honest about everything.  What I think, what my capabilities are or aren’t, what I’m likely to do or not do, how I feel.  The very fact that I know (think I know) myself so well, actually holds me back from many things. When, at the time, all I want to do is be there, in that moment, and not hold back.  I can often, in that moment, be afraid of being too full on (another topic for a future blog).

What holds you back and how can you get over it now, in this moment?

ps. eventually I’ll work out how to put pics on. (struggling but done)