One year ago, I launched MommyOverboard.com.
I had great feedback and saw immediate success.
Within months, I gained hundreds of dedicated readers.
Then, on 7/2/19, I made a lifelong dream come true when I became a published author. My article for ElephantJournal.com was a massive success, making it’s way around the globe, earning me my first writing paycheck, and putting my story and my name in front of thousands of people; Not just my friends and family and my small network of followers, but strangers from all over the MF world were reading my story! People approached me in bars to tell me that they read my story. They hugged me. They asked questions. It was a dream come true and I cried tears of gratitude for days (maybe even weeks) afterwards. It was an incredible experience.
I’m a sucker for a good story. I’ve been known to make spontaneous decisions, take spur of the moment road trips, and buy plane tickets on a whim. I believe in living life to its fullest and I’ve gone on more than 100 first dates. And, I have gratitude for each and every one of them: Good, bad, ugly—each was an adventure, a connection, and a story to tell. (READ MORE)
And it was terrifying.
And my ego took over.
And I became paralyzed with fearful thoughts like “How can I top that?” and “What happens if my next article isn’t as good?” and “I should just stop now.”
So, I did.
I stopped writing altogether.
The idea that I couldn’t possibly live up to the success of my VERY FIRST article getting published and being so loved by so many people scared me into quitting. It’s a life long cycle that has haunted me for as long as I can remember and I’ve spent the last several months working my butt off to overcome it.
I’ve been silent for a really long time.
But I’m ready to break my silence.
So, lets chat.
What should I share next? Love stories? Travel stories? How I healed my fucked up my childhood wounds stories? Mom Life stories? Confessions? Breakthroughs? Rantings? Ramblings? What do you want to hear more of in 2020?