Oh, how a year flies by. On this day in the year 2017, Mack the Maverick was born.
When I started this blog, I was at a crossroads in my life. I had just experienced a shedding of some long personal relationships, I was dissatisfied with my professional life and completely burned out. There was this strange numbness I felt, as if I was drifting weightlessly through life. And then l realized that weightlessness was freedom. My eyes were suddenly opened to the fact that I had been using my baggage as a crutch to avoid failure. I realized that I had so easily gone all in on for other peoples’ dreams, but never made room for my own. Without the clutter of negativity, there was finally space for ME in my own life.
You see, forever and ever, I have had big ideas. I mean MEGA ideas. But I seldom have the courage to act on them. I tend to get stalled in the magnitude of my own vision. If I can’t have it all, I have nothin’ at all. There is value in wanting to do things right, but not if it stops you from ever doing anything. I realized that I could no longer could I be gun-shy if I wanted to be great. I had been a dreamer my whole life, but it was time to plant the seeds the Lord had tilled the ground to receive.
Being at that juncture in life allowed me to be reborn- as a DOER.
If you can’t do it all, do your best, I learned. Life has a funny way of forcing us to roll with what is instead of pining after what isn’t yet. To move forward anyhow. Go somewhere ’cause you can’t stay here.
So I started a blog. I took a risk and got a website and started writing. And it is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The day I took a small step to try something new, without the unrealistic pressure for things to be perfect before they are they were created, my life changed. I gave myself permission to grow with my dream. I became more confident in what I could do, more convicted about what I should be doing, and more convinced about my future. And I hope in reading my blog, you will too.
There are so many people I have to thank for getting me through the first year of my journey, but most of all, I want to thank you. Yes, YOU, reading this entry. I love sharing my experiences with you. I love communing with you in the comments. When people tell me they have been encouraged or inspired by something I’ve said, it gives me so much hope and joy. So keep stopping by. Keep the conversation going and spread the word. We’re in for an exciting year 2!!