Recently, I was reminded that moving is at the core of our being. Our creator first introduced himself as a mover and shaker. If we are really like him and not like trees, being stagnant should make us uncomfortable. So, if you have been doing the same thing for longer than required, it is time to have that conversation with yourself.
According to a famous Chinese proverb, “the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. I knew I wanted to do so many things, writing was by far the easier and cheapest to execute. All I needed was a pen and paper or a phone and with the right focus, inspiration will come. At that point, I didn’t know what I wanted to write about, so I opened an ideas dump. It was messy and all over the place, but each conversation brought us closer to what will become our reality.
It became clearer that whatever it was, it had to do with sharing life stories that got people to think and do something differently. I started to write and archive as I was inspired. I needed a platform, and someone offered to help set up a blog site. The focus, theme and name changed several times in the three months of conceptualization. My husband had content too and an audience eager to hear him as he already mentored students and youths in our city. So, we agreed to team up.
Finally, everything made sense, the focus was clearer and with clarity came a name and a Go Live date. With just one click, Life and Becoming was introduced to the world. We started with no idea where it was going or what to expect. A few posts later with views from usual and unusual places, suddenly more HELP came. Someone reached out to me, the conversation was nice and polite, but the message was clear, your brand needs a millennial or Gen Z’s touch. We are not exactly techy, so when young blood shows up to help, we gladly accept the offer. It was an offer to help upgrade our site, create a logo and work on our videos for FREE, you heard me right F.R.E.E. Apparently, a few clicks were all that was required to switch things up.
Over the years, we have grown to love hanging around young blood. The reason is simple, they take you places that your aging brain cannot navigate. We also got to watch our relationship deposits foot the bills for our dreams. It is always a wonderful feeling when you get the chance to withdraw resources for a project from your emotional bank account. In life, when you invest in people and expect nothing in return, you always get something in return so pay attention to your relationships.
As this journey continues to unfold, I am learning that if you wait to figure everything out before starting anything in life, your dream is likely to go to the grave with you. We are developing the skills required along the way and learning how to make videos and navigate social media. We are making and learning from our mistakes and improving our writing skills with each post. This is possible because we had the audacity to take baby steps.
Sometimes, all you need to do to start is take that first step, click that one button or make that phone call. The rest is usually history. You need to take a step and trust that each step will bring you closer to achieving your dream. I guess it makes sense now when they say every seed has embedded in it the resources required to enable it grow. Do your part and plant the seed and in Steve Furtick’s word, ‘Let the dirt do its work’.
Everyone has something they really want to do, take a cue from us, just start and give it all you’ve got, someone will notice and help for each phase will come. We would like to say a big thank you to our Tech Helpers @ JLewis for Blog setup and @OEkpo for brand upgrades.
Make a firm decision today to get moving as you watch your dreams become a reality. Take the first step and make it B.O.L.D.
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As you keep your 👀 on who you are becoming, we wish you all the best that life has to offer.