Why hello there. I have been sitting here at my desk starring at a blank screen for several minutes now. Where do I start? What do I share? I have a million things rolling around up in my mind, but the countless options leave me overwhelmed to even begin. So, I just do it. I start typing….

Why hello there, okay, that’s a start. Hmmm, what shall I say next? I guess it would be best to state the obvious and come clean, I’ve been sitting here starring at a blank screen for several minutes now. Ok, check, done. That feels much better. While I’m putting it all out there, I might as well keep being real. I have zero clue where to start, what to share, yet my mind is rolling with a million ideas. Wow, how freeing. I feel like we are totally connected now and can be open and honest with each other. In all seriousness though, do you ever find yourself in those situations? You know you need to “start” something, but for the life of you, it’s the most difficult thing to do…to begin. It could be pursuing a new business idea, cleaning out a closet, going to the gym, spending time in prayer, or making better food choices. You name it. The list is endless.

Well friends, this is where I currently find myself. I have been wanting to “start” something for a while now, but I just haven’t been beginning. I’m not sure if you have figured it out by now, but when you don’t “begin”, you never start. When you never “start”, your idea remains just that, an idea. It never becomes a reality. Can we pinky promise each other something really quick? Let’s not let that be said of us. Let’s commit to beginning. On that note, excuse me while I buckle up. I am about to dive into something I’ve been wanting to do for quite some time now. HERE. WE. GO.

Hello, my name is Monique and one of my most favorite things to do is to write. It may overwhelm or stress some people out, but oh my, not me. It is pure bliss. There’s just something about a blank page of a notebook. I have countless journals from my late teens and early twenties when I was trying to “figure out” life, which I still find myself trying to do twenty years later. I remember writing in a notebook while I was creepily watching Jeremiah pray. “I will marry that boy, mark my word.” I remember watching a group of kids praying one morning at our church and writing out how I hoped my kids would have a heart after the Lord like I was watching with these kids. One of the best months of my life was writing 21 Days of Prayer For Your Business on a beach in Florida. I. LOVE. TO. WRITE. I don’t have many regrets in life, but if I could go back and do something differently, I would be more intentional and consistent with writing. There is just something therapeutic about putting your thoughts out there. Whether it’s just sitting in a notebook for my eyes only, or for the world to see.

Anyway, I say all that to say, after reading The One Thing, (which oh my word I will be talking your ear off about this book soon), I have decided to dust off my computer and try figuring out the username and password to my long lost blog. Yep. I am going to write. Oh boy am I. There is no telling what I’m going to write about. More than likely it will be whatever I’m most passionate about at any given moment. Trust me, this could get very interesting, or boring, or weird…but I’m going to roll with it. I would love to have you along for the ride. Oh, but here’s the deal. Remember, we made a little pinky promise earlier. I agreed to “begin” something that I have been wanting to do, now it’s your turn. What have you been putting off that you would like to begin? I double dog dare you to do it. There is no better time than today. YOU CAN DO IT. I believe in you! Just take that first step and let the beginning begin.

Ahhhhh, this is going to be loads of fun. I. AM. EXCITED.