Taking the plunge

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One of the first things you will learn about me is that I am a planner.  In this photo, I was literally having a planning meeting at Frothy Monkey about this blog. I am a planner in a practical sense because being organized makes life run more smoothly, for the most part. But really I am a planner because I love the process of planning. The endless research, debating the details, feeling like I am making the most educated decision, feeling like I am in control of that decision. Yes, I am one of those.

But you will also learn I am a bit afraid of commitment. What if the plan doesn't work out? What if it isn't the right choice? What if I can't follow through? Most importantly, what if I look like an idiot??!

You see, I'm not much of a risk-taker. This is hard for me to admit because I'd prefer people think of me as bold and brave. But I'd honestly rather not do something at all if I can't do it perfectly or don't feel 100% convinced it is the best choice. So my ambitious DIY projects remain on Pinterest, items linger in my shopping cart until the sale is over, and photos lay on the desk unframed and unhung. In fact, that picture up there was taken 5 months ago.

But not today! Today, I finally start writing this blog that I have been contemplating and brainstorming for months. Because sometimes you just have to stop thinking and just do.