WHY WE NEED TO EMBRACE BEING A BEGINNER.

 

I think in all areas of life, we don’t shout about something until we feel we’ve ‘achieved’ it. We don’t celebrate our journeys to the goal, only the outcome.

We feel we have to have the best blog, a like-worthy Instagram feed, and be able to nail a yoga headstand just because everyone else can seem to. Lets not think about the time and effort it takes to get there, we want it now. We don’t want to seem like the new girl who’s lagging behind, quite like me on the 800m in high school.

We don’t embrace being a beginner.

The beauty and excitement of starting something fresh can invigorate us and make us feel alive, it shows us that life can be whatever we want and our possibilities are endless.

Yet we shun it away and act like it’s something to feel embarrassed or ashamed of. We don’t want to admit that we don’t quite know what we’re doing yet, we haven’t figured it all out. (Spoiler: no-one actually has it figured out either, promise)

I want to start celebrating the fact that YES I am a beginner in this. Yes I’m trying out a new Instagram theme, yes I’m learning new yoga poses, and YES where my blog is concerned, I’ve only just begun. And really, how bloody exciting is that?

Life is what we make it, and there’s nothing quite like starting something new, and being a beginner. Hold on for the awesome journey that’s to come.

Are you going to join me in celebrating being a beginner too?

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  • Amy Eade

    Love this Natalie and you’re so right, we’re always ashamed of feeling like we’re not quite there yet, but it’s exciting to do or learn something new isn’t it?
    Amy xx
    callmeamy.co.uk

    • NatalieLeanne

      I’m starting to see the fun in being a beginner :)!

  • Yes Yes Yes this post is brilliant Natalie and exactly what I needed to hear today! Lets embrace learning, being beginners and having a go!
    Peta x

    • NatalieLeanne

      Thank you so much Peta, I’m so glad you liked it!!

  • Oh dear, this came at the best time! I have to admit I’m the one who just started walking but already wants to run in regards to my blog.
    I’ve been blogging for 10 years but mostly for friends and family. Now I want to make this hobby into a job and I can’t wait! But I know that it takes time and I only put up my own domain in March so I really am very much a beginner…
    But thank you for bringing me back to reality! It is quite nice actually to be at this stage figuring it all out and getting those light bulb-moments every week learning to code and getting new ideas. I didn’t think about it before but I really love it 🙂

    http://outlandishblog.com

    • NatalieLeanne

      Oh gosh doesn’t a lightbulb moment feel fantastic? Congrats on having the balls to go for it gal!

  • Sarah Ⓥ

    I definitely never like being beginner, I hate to admit it but I give up on things quite easily if I can’t become good at it immediately (with a few exceptions of course like playing piano, and this blog obvs) but you’re definitely right and I am going to take this advice at heart! It’s great to be a beginner because you have everything still to learn, to make mistakes along the way and to find your path in whatever you’re doing!

    Sarah
    http://www.sarahaurorax.com