When I finally decided to take the “leap of faith” and start this blog project, one of the hardest things to decide was what to call it. I tossed several names around, pondering them for no more than 2-3 minutes then throwing them aside. Eventually the “training wheels” idea popped into my head. I thought it sounded a little silly at first but the more and more I considered it, the more it seemed to make (at least) a little more sense.
Learning to ride a bike is one of the first big milestones that we all face as youngsters. In order to properly do it, a child has to learn to coordinate balance, steering, pedaling, and braking all at the same time. If you think about it, it really is our first lesson in multi-tasking.
Do you remember what it was like when you graduated from a tricycle to a bike? You were pretty wobbly but you had your training wheels to fall back on! The fact of the matter is- training wheels don’t really provide much help over a long period of time. You eventually have to take them off and learn to do it by yourself. For this reason, I chose this as my theme.
We all were born with the ability to ride a bike; we just have to have someone show us the way. Much like bike riding, most of us are born with a talent for writing, but we have to find that passion in order to truly use that talent.
I started writing at a very early age. I can remember finding pleasure in my creative writing assignments as early as 1st or 2nd grade. I became interested in things like poetry and short stories. I loved reading them so much that I wanted to try my hand at writing them for myself.
It is with the same passion and desire to learn to ride a bike that writers find themselves branching out. I have written poetry, been a freelance copywriter, and played with a few short stories but for some reason, blogging always scared me. I never felt like I had anything important enough to say and couldn’t imagine people I had never met wanting to take interest in my ideas and opinions.
But I finally decided to begin this new adventure…
Every new adventure comes with its own hurdles and, just like the scrapes and bruises we acquire from bike riding, so is expected of our writing. I will be plagued with “writer’s block” and lack of motivation, but as I learn better balance and figure out how to steer through those hurdles, I will be flying through this experience with ease.
Thanks for joining me on this journey, I hope that you enjoy and find some sort of pleasure in the things I have to say. We are in this thing together and we will make it through….one wobble at a time!