The Learning Curve
I was so nervous about making my blog public. I don't know what exactly I was afraid of-- it not being good enough, people judging me, or feeling self-conscious about my health journey. But what I have been the most surprised about is how supportive people have been. People I barely know, co-workers and friends alike. Coworkers I had rarely spoken to congratulated me on it! As I told my Dad in third grade, "my life motto is do it, do it right, and do it right now". And although not procrastinating can be a good thing, I think I've always set myself up for being afraid of doing things if I can't do it right, right away.
When I first started my paleo instagram page, two days into my new paleo lifestyle, I made the mistake of titling my page something similar to another popular paleo blogger. I had no idea. I was new to the community, had one paleo cookbook and a dream. I was, to put it honestly, called out for my similar name by said blogger. I was horrified. I felt awful, and didn't want her to think I was attempting to infringe on her in any way. So, I took a couple of days, accepted my mistake, and looked at blog after blog trying to think of what name would be. I almost gave up. I was embarrassed and had that ping of fear that I wasn't ever going to do it right because I didn't get it right immediately. But after further research, and a little faith, I came up with Paleo Kitchen Babe and decided to keep going.
One of my friends gifted me the engraved board (pictured above) and I was so touched. I couldn't believe that someone would go out of their way to get this made for me. I love that I have found something that allows me the joy of creating, nourishes my body well and I love to share with others. I think the best feeling is finding something you are passionate about, having the people you care about support you, and accept that it might not be perfect right away, and that's okay too.