Last month I said I was going to be disappearing for a while to work on a new project. Today I am here today to tell you it's in full swing. I have spent the past month compiling background information from various sources and organizing it in a way that works for my crazy brain. I have taken this week off from work and spent all my time so far diving in. It's amazing how much I can do with such a big block of time alone. I'm in the deep end and loving it!
To summarize the experience, 2 statements come to mind...
Starting is the hardest part
My biggest challenge has always been getting initial ideas to stop floating around on my brain and getting them down on a page. It sounds easy enough but when I sit down to write, I always feel as if everything comes to be at once. That leads to a massive overwhelming feeling and it ends there. It has taken a while but enough of the initial work is on paper, and now it is so much easier to move forward.
Don't look back...always forward
Although this is a popular mantra, for me at this moment it's an important one. The nature of this project is working into the future. If I spend too much time making comparisons or referring to the past, I will lose focus on what and why it's important. Focus is key!
Has anyone else struggled with getting started and moving forward?