Over the weekend I participated in blog hopping for the first time and not only that but I followed three separate blogs! I had never participated before because I just couldn't wrap the concept around my head..I didn't read up on them because, well, I was afraid..yep afraid.. Fear is such a monster that cheats you out of sooo many blessings and fun.
Being a scrapbooker I have learned how to hide to ward off feelings of inadequacy and ignorance. You see I bought a Cricut machine and before I could even begin to learn how to use it they came out with the Cricut Expression and then about 6 different other cutting machines. Keep in mind that I was still hand punching with my QuicKutz that I absolutely loved!! Then the Gypsy was released and before I could even pick a cartridge that I wanted they came out with dozens more. Then the Cuttlebug, and Copics and , and, and..the list just came so fast that my head would spin and I would get overwhelmed and retreat into the safe corner of my mind and just not get involved with anything..To this day I still have no clue what all I can do with my original Cricut!
So when the blog hops started showing up I once again retreated so as to not feel stupid if I couldn't grasp the idea. Self protection at it's finest! In actuality I was cheating myself, not believing in my self and settling. Why do I fear failure so much? It really is no big deal..I should be able to learn these things and I am going to set out to succeed.
In the blogs this past weekend there were so many cards celebrating the July 4th holiday. Never in my life do I remember sending or receiving a July 4th card! Don't even remember seeing them on the shelves! But I have to tell you I am excited about starting a new tradition! And why not? Our Nation's birthday is a big deal! I am so excited to have learned about blogging , about dabbling in it and I am even going to be a participant in one soon! And I am excited about my new found tradition. Who knows, you may get one of my cards next year!!!!
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