About 2 weeks ago, I got a succulent for my Bulbasaur planter.
I got the Bulbasaur planter in September of 2016.
Oh. My. God.
It took me over 2 years to get a succulent for this thing?!
Do you want to know why it took me so long?
I told myself I needed to know more about succulents before getting one. I told myself I needed the right soil. I told myself I needed to somehow thoroughly plan and assess for a plant.
Two weeks ago, while we were in Home Depot, I got the succulent, soil, some rocks and sand. I could have done this 2 years ago. Yet my brain was convinced that it would somehow instantly die if I didn’t read enough articles or watch enough YouTube videos on how to take care of a freakin’ cactus.
I could have done the same thing with this blog. Last night, I decided to change the structure of the site a bit (still working on it, by the way) and was ready to convince myself that I couldn’t write a post until my site looked perfect. But it’s that same kind of thinking that has prevented me from pursuing things like buying a $5 plant for two years.
Feel the fear, and do it anyway. I’m no green thumb, nor a blogging pro. Yet here I am winging it with a cute little Bulbasaur succulent on my desk. The succulent is still alive, and I’m still writing here. Pretty silly, huh?
This is how our brains can really work against us. We can plan for something so much that it never actually happens. I encourage you to step away from your long to-do lists. Push the planner aside. Take a different approach, and leap forward – even if it feels reckless and scary and oh my God what am I doing. Breathe. I feel exactly the same. All of us are winging it. You’ve got this.
Now go get your succulent.