Back when I was 11 or 12, this nifty show premiered – Star Trek: The Next Generation. Actually, I didn’t think it was all that nifty at first. But, my father had control of the TV and we watched what he watched. So, the show grew on me.
And I had this total preteen girl crush on two characters: Mr. Data and Wesley Crusher (played by Brent Spiner and Wil Wheaton, respectively).
Then, as all things do, girl crush ended, (or I moved on to Joey from New Kids on the Block), show ended, I grew up and forgot that Wesley/Wil even existed. (Sorry Mr. Wheaton!)
Then one day, I’ve got Big Bang Theory on as background noise, I glance at the TV and see someone somewhat familiar. “Hey!” I yelled to the empty house, “Isn’t that the dude that played Wesley Crusher?”
I thought his character was hysterical, so I IMDBed him, found his blog and became a rabid reader. (The crush is gone still though. I’m married to my Prince Charming, after all. And no longer a preteen girl…)
I appreciate the fact that he shares his experience living with anxiety and depression. I appreciate the fact that he’s open about his creative struggles and triumphs. These are all things I live and struggle with myself.
His blog has kind of become an inspiration. And now I’m inspired to follow suit!
As he mentions in one of his recent posts, he used to be afraid to blog unless he had something profound to say, or some deep, meaningful lesson to share. But it’s his blog and he can use it for whatever he wants.
I’ve had the same mindset. Until now.
It’s my blog! I want to start using it.
So, I’m going to start posting more. The profound (occasionally), fun, funny, annoying – whatever is on my brain at the time.
Mr. W is posting once a day in December.
I’m not going to do that. I’m going to post once a week at least though. It may be long. It may be short. It may just be a quick thought, a book recommendation, or a picture of my dog. But it’ll be what I want to post and it’ll be shared. 🙂
Because we shouldn’t be afraid to be creative and share it!
So I encourage you, too, to be creative. What do you want to do that you felt you couldn’t because others may not care? (And who cares if they care?) Do it! And have fun!