Each year I used to stare at the submit button and my heart skipped a beat. I always left my writing until the last minute because in my mind there was always something more important to do. My dreams were silly, so I skipped the submit button. I skipped the “publish to blog” thinking ‘What difference could it make?’
This year I didn’t have to wait until the end of the year to rush and submit my entries because it had been an ongoing project for months. I didn’t have to feel bad and rush to write something new because I’d already done that. I also I didn’t have to skip any ‘submit’ and ‘publish’ buttons
It’s all thanks to WordPress, this supportive and multi-talented community. It’s all thanks to the wonderful people who stood by my side and reminded me that my voice matters. It’s all thanks to friends who just encouraged me to go for it, the friends who have given me their honest opinions. It’s all thanks to the writing inspirations who taught me to try again when all I could see was failure staring me in the face.
To the people who have been supportive of this journey, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
To anyone who is just starting: You’ve got this, your words and your point of view are important. So please do not skip that ‘submit’ and ‘publish’ button.