I don’t know.
But before that leads to analysis paralysis, I’m going to let myself just BE.
Take a deep breath.
Check in with myself.
And remember that everything’s exactly where it is…and courage trumps imperfection.
I’m reminded of this Chinese saying from philosoper Lao Tzu: Qiān lǐ zhī xíng, shǐ yú zú xià. It’s usually translated into:
I love it because it breaks down a large undertaking (starting a blog with lots of posts) to a single step (writing one post) that I can wrap my head around. A single step is totally doable and doesn’t define the whole journey…so there doesn’t have to be any pressure around it.
Wikipedia also translates the saying literally to “a journey of a thousand li [li = a Chinese mile] starts beneath one’s feet.” So I’m already at the starting point and have everything I need to begin. As Steppenwolf viewpoints teacher Alex Billings used to say to start an exercise, “we’ve already begun.”
So that’s what this entry is about: the first step. I don’t have any expectations beyond that…and who knows where this blog will go? Think of the possibilities! A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step AND the start of that thousand-mile journey is already under your feet.
So will I write about joys and frustrations? Share awesome resources like Dallas Travers, Nerd Fitness, or Chinese-English dictionary MDBG? Maybe acting techniques and auditioning tips? What I’ve learned in becoming an actor? Perhaps all of the above…and beyond!
We’ve already begun.