The Art of Giving Up and Starting Over

LetterToMyBaby
Hello my baby,

For the past week, I’ve been trying to wake up earlier to blog daily. So far, so good. One of the reasons I’m trying to be more productive is because I don’t want to pass on my bad traits onto you. I tend to be inconsistent in my efforts and I tend to throw in the towel too soon. I don’t want you to be like me, my little turnip. And I don’t want our shop to fail.
I remember when I was 19-20, your Auntie Lan and I started a “Hot Chocolate Review” blog. We would go around town trying out hot chocolate from various establishments and reviewing them based on taste, presentation, and cost. We had hosted it on Geocities (!) and had a total of 2 viewers, me and her. I then had another blog about trying to live life in a Buddhist way. I was really banking on that one to stick because I was very passionate about the subject. I even sent out one newsletter! That was the only blog I had actually shared with friends. It was a big step for me to put myself out there. I felt so vulnerable. But I got distracted and never kept at it.
I had another blog about preparing bento-style vegan lunches. That also didn’t last very long. Neither did the vegan diet. I even tried the fictitious blog, with posts à la Sex and the City, because I thought it could turn into a romance novel. Also a fail. And your Auntie Bannie and I started a hilarious pantoufle tumblr, Zepantoufle! Like writing into a new freshly-lined notebook, I loved the idea of beginning a blog. Every time I watch or read about Julie & Julia, I get the urge to write a blog. I was just never good at sticking with an idea. I also never had an editorial calendar, which I do now with Trello, thank you Trello.
What I’m saying is that I’m giving it another chance. I want to show you and prove to myself that I can stick to my desires and continue to feed my motivation, even when the routine gets tougher. Because in just a few short months, you’ll be in my arms. Will you give your Maman strength to keep at this blog somewhat regularly?

Love always,
Maman.

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