Don't Be Afraid To Embarrass Yourself


I have been writing and reading a lot of poetry recently. It has taken over my writing. I never would have dreamed of writing poetry or even read it before this—my exposure to poetry was minuscule. 

In my short life here on earth—I might've read maybe three to four poems total. I didn't understand what I was reading when I read it—poems were confusing and threatening.

A week ago I woke up around 3:00am—words were swimming around in my head. I grabbed my notebook and wrote—I ended up with poetry.

I am having so much fun writing and reading poetry. I am playing catch up in the poetry world—I have no formal training or education.

I don't care if I'm not good at it—I am having the time of my life writing it.

In poetry, I have found my voice.

I never thought I was a creative person. My wife was the only person who told me I was, but I didn't believe her. Even though I always had creative tendencies, I never acted upon them—I buried them deep down inside.

I am sharing this with you because it's never too late to dream and explore. 

  • Do things you think you'd never do. 
  • Don't be afraid to embarrass yourself in trying new things—have fun because life is short.
  • Don't listen to the voices of negativity—from people or in your own head.
  • Don't wait to have something like a heart attack to motivate you to live life.

If you have a dream or an idea—it's worth pursuing. You won't be sorry even if it fails.