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One giant leap

This is such a tiny thing – pushing the publish button on this post. I’ve been wanting and waiting to do it for years now, but have always found reasons not to. I have made it about the design, the technical set up of the page, the URL, the fact that others are smarter or funnier or better writers than I am. I have made this about a million things that all come down to my fear of not being *enough*, but I’ve never made it about the writing. Until now. I am going to worry about all of the peripheral stuff later and I am going to put words on this page. I will worry over them and regret a lot of them. I will question the value of them and why anyone would care to read them. But I will write them anyway. Maya Angelou said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” So I am going to write mine. It may not be profound. It will most certainly be more about potty training my son and my current pop culture obsession than anything else, but it will be mine and I will celebrate it. I hope you’ll celebrate it with me. I hope you will come here to laugh or to empathize or to look at pictures of my cute kid. I hope you will comment and give feedback and help me get over my fear of writing something other than a press release for people to read. So, here goes, world (or you know, both of you), this is my giant leap.

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9 thoughts on “One giant leap

  1. You know a dad has a special feeling in his heart for his daughter, and this dad was lucky enough to have two. You dear, are a writer with Faulkner-size ability, and I have known that a long, long time. The only issue has been “failure to launch”, and you are now leaving the launch pad behind. I look forward to your expressions of life. They make my heart pump stronger, my head hold up higher, and if my chest gets any bigger I may consider a leap into the Mr. Mississippi competition, senior division, of course. I am so proud of you, and will never tell you what I think you ought to write or not. I’ll just read and enjoy with a proud smile. I love you .

    Dad

    • aprillollar on said:

      Love you more than you will ever know. And if you are my only rave review ever, it will be more than enough. You gave me roots and I’m working on the wings.

  2. I thought I was your biggest fan, but Dad seems to be going for that title. Knowing how hard it was for you to even turn in an essay question in my class all those years ago, I’m thrilled to read your blog. I can’t wait to read more.

  3. Robyn Jones on said:

    I’m so excited for you to find your online “voice”. I look forward to keeping up with you guys and hearing your point of view on topics. Now get to writing! 🙂

  4. Girl you know how I feel. This makes me so excited for you! I can’t wait to read the stories you have to tell – I know they will be great!

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