It’s Your Time

There’s nothing more heart-crushing than when you have goals and ambitions, but you’re too afraid to pursue them. What if they judge? What if it’s a big mistake? What if I’m not good at it? Trust me, I completely understand.

It’s almost been a year since I started writing my blog, and I can 100% say that it’s been a journey of both growth and development, as are any trails you take in life. The art of “putting myself out there” hasn’t been easy, but it’s certainly been worth it. Anyhow, this post isn’t about me. It’s about you, you that’s reading this. It’s about you because something in your mind made you click on this post. You’re here for a reason.

In case you hadn’t sussed already, in this post I will discuss the action or idea (whichever is relevant to you right now) of putting yourself out there in order to pursue a certain goal/s or ambition/s.

To me, the more exposed you are in terms of the work you do, the better your chances are of making a good name for yourself. It’s important to note that displaying your work isn’t showing off, it’s not being full of yourself or cocky. It’s simply putting your work out there for relevant audiences to see.

What’s your motive? Why is this important to you? Why does it matter? Those questions are essential for pushing yourself forward in the pursuit of chasing your goals and ambitions.

One thing I’ve come to learn is that everyone will always have their own opinion and judgement of you. Whether you do nothing or whether you do something. It doesn’t matter what you do, somebody will always disagree. HOWEVER we all start somewhere and, there is absolutely no reason for you to feel ashamed of your path. Cringe at me, but it’s true.

With the likes of social media, it’s even more ‘easy’ to get yourself out there, however, it can be equally as terrifying. I think it’s important to be aware of the cons of social media. There are the very low potential likes of ‘haters, but by going into it fully aware, if (and I stress if) it does happen, hopefully, it won’t come as a shock. Remember that those kinds of people are the kind who are either insecure or are bored with their lives, aka not worth the time of day.

Nevertheless, it’s undoubtedly important to ensure that it doesn’t hold you back from going after what you want.

No matter what the outcome of any action you choose to take, what really matters most is that you tried. Whether it’s a positive or negative outcome, you stepped outside of your comfort zone and tried, nobody, can ever take that away from you. Try, try and try again.

If starting a blog, a YouTube channel, Instagram or simply putting your skills and work out there for the right people to see, is going to make you happy – please do it! If talking to new people, taking up new opportunities, applying for a new job, or volunteering, is going to make you happy – please do it!

Forget the what if’s, forget the doubts, forget anything that doesn’t serve a meaningful purpose and go after what you want. It’s your time.

Ciao for now x


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Wellbeing writer, host for The Inspired Narrative podcast and mental health support worker.

One thought on “It’s Your Time

  1. It’s almost like you are chatting to me and not the world in general. I read and inwardly digest a lot of what you say in your blogs Gwen. Like you, blogging for a year, I’ve been writing for about the same. I handed out some 50 copies of the first two scribbles and was surprised to get a lot of favourable reactions. Did me the world of good. Now I have just sent in a 2 books in 1 cover. A fictional story of hunting down paedophiles (Vigilantes) and Muses to Amuse. a collection of yours and my thoughts, blogs, poems and short stories..I did ask you if I could, You said yes. So I have. I will send you the first copy I receive. X Gus.


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