I am quite sure that you have heard the saying “pay it forward”. If not, it generally means that as you have been blessed with some sort of good fortune, you should strive to return that good fortune to someone else.
If everyone did this, we’d essentially create a never ending, exponential wave of good fortune.
This pay it forward mentality is one of the primary reasons that my blog came to exists in the first place.
I have traveled a long road to get to the point that I have and I have learned a great deal about myself and a whole bunch more.
It has been a tough journey that is not even close to ending, but, at the same time, it has been infinitely rewarding.
As such, there is really two directions I could go from the point I am at. I could internalize everything and keep quiet.
However, what a waste that would be! That’s why I sit down and write. Recently, I realized that a wonderful thing has happened with ilovetheopenweb.com. I came to the conclusion that I really have no firsts anymore.
I have completed my first half marathon, my first marathon. I learned a great deal about myself and about running as I moved through those journeys. I tried to share those experiences with you all through this blog.
However, I can’t keep doing that. It would get old for me as a writer and probably be twice as painful for you the reader.
So, it has forced me to look just a little deeper for things to write about.
In a sense, I am trying to be an example. I’m not perfect. Far from it. But, I am hoping that my imperfections can convince someone, anyone, that you don’t have to be perfect to make a difference for yourself.
And once you start making a difference for yourself you can make a difference for others.
That is the beauty of the internet (website).
You can use it as a giant timesuck, or you can use it to seek out information and like minded individuals to learn from.
Then, you can find others with whom you can share what you have learned.
So, here we are.
This blog, this website, is my contribution to the wave of good fortune. I’ve been blessed by finding great support online and off.
If one person, can be nudged towards action by what I share, I have been successful.
Be sure to share your story, spread what you have learned, and help build that wave.
Thanks for stopping by.