It’s been months since my first All Write Conference when I met dozens of wonderful new people all telling me, “All you need is a blog name.”
I’m not going to lie, I initially thought they were crazy. I couldn’t imagine what I’d have to write about. Sure, I consider myself a writer. I have a writer’s notebook I carry with me everywhere so I can jot down a quote I want to remember or an idea I want to save for later. But, the idea of blogging seemed too out there, too public. I couldn’t imagine I could write anything online others would want to read.
However, after I got home, I had this burning itch to write. Ideas started flooding toward me. Inspiration was coming from everywhere, and I yearned to become a part of this community. I felt like a little sister watching her older sister and all of her friends going out and wishing I could tag along.
My first block came with not thinking of that “name” they all said I needed. I reached out to Ruth, who sent me to Tam, and I still couldn’t quite get that perfect title. So, I stepped away.
Last week my friend from Italy came and visited. As were were visiting and talking about life and fate, she said, “It’s like that flipping a coin quote.”
I love quotes, so I was intrigued, but I had no idea what she meant. She stumbled to explain and keep the meaning intact from Italian to English. I immediately went to Google, and I fell in love with this quote that has inspired my new blog name:
“When you have to make a hard decision, flip a coin. Why? Because when that coin is in the air, you suddenly know what you’re hoping for.” -me n.n
I’m in love with this quote. It is so me. I struggle to make decisions and have felt stuck wanting to move forward. I ask people all the time what I should do about big things and trivial things, only to squirm when they say what I don’t like.
As I get older, I’m learning to be gentle with myself and give myself permission to make my own choices and be okay with them, especially if they are not what I think everyone else thinks I should do.
So, here I am. I’m ready to flip a coin and ready to move forward with life and my new blog.