In the past I have had a tendency to begin projects and abandon them halfway through when something else “shiny” caught my eye. I guess some would say I lack discipline. I guess some would be right.
Shortly after I turned 40, I decided I was going to pursue my dream of writing a book and teaching/speaking with a new fervor. I had tried many times before, but always with a laidback, if-it’s-meant-to-be-it-will-happen approach. I knew I needed to be intentional and disciplined. It was all part of the new mantra I had adopted of, “Screw perfect, I’d rather be brave.” In my first act of bravery I signed up for a couple online classes with the author of my new life motto, as well as, the bestselling book “If You Find This Letter,” Hannah Brencher. In her class she suggested that if we wanted to get serious we should secure our name as our web address and start writing. I asked my lovely and talented friend, Amy, to help me get going. She graciously obliged. She had ericaberge.com up and running within two weeks while managing her own business, a job, and mothering her two kids. I told you, crazy talented. She told me to write my introduction post and then we could launch it to the world.
I was excited, but then I started not feeling that great and I got sidetracked with life. I didn’t write for three weeks. Some discipline, huh? It seemed I had slipped back into my old ways. On fire one minute and Netflix binge watching the next.
Turns out I wasn’t being a complete loaf as I put all thoughts aside regarding my new site, I was doing something more productive than discovering the "Gilmore Girls" for the first time, I working on creating another tiny human. That’s right, we’ve got a new little Berge going to join our family the beginning of next year. A family of 10! As I am approaching full relief from the life-makes-me-want-to-hurl stage of pregnancy I am once again determined to be intentional about my goals and the part this website will play in it. I hope you will join me and offer constructive feedback, because although it’s not perfect, I will be brave.