|Original ad here|
A Farewell to CAN’T
This goodbye does not make me sad. I will not miss you.
I have discovered what it feels like to do the unthinkable.
The hard. The long. The challenging.
You have no business here anymore.
From now on, difficult will seem doable.
I will see the impossible as simply not-yet-conquered.
Farewell, Can’t. You will haunt me never again.
Welcome to my world.
Wait a second. I'm basically welcoming myself, because this is the first post on this blog and no one knows about the blog besides me. Oh well. It's not the first time I've talked to myself, and it won't be the last!
I am an avid blog reader, and I have really wanted to start my own blog for a long time, like a couple of years. I should have started one sooner. I saw a poster on Pinterest that said "One year from now you'll be wishing you started today". Yup. But better late than never!
Before I was a stay-at-home-mom (SAHM), I was an advertising copywriter. Just like Sherry from Young House Love! Only she worked in New York, the center of the advertising world. I worked in the far, far outskirts. Not the outskirts of New York. The outskirts of Salt Lake City. Very outsy-skirtsy, as far as advertising goes, but I enjoyed my clients and my work. I have not been a full-time writer for almost five years now, and I really miss it. This is a place for me to start writing regularly again.
Speaking of copywriting (which is, by the way, any marketing-oriented writing for print ads, radio, TV, billboards, brochures, websites, etc. -- and not, as my husband once thought, a job putting a circled letter C on stuff), I would love to give proper credit to the writer of the ad above. Unfortunately, copywriters don't have bylines (wouldn't that be weird if they did?). Hey copywriter, your name is unsung but at least your words are not unread! The ad was for the organization Outward Bound and ran in magazines last year.
I hope you find the words as inspiring as I do. I hope my blog will be inspiring, too! Thanks for joining me on this journey. What's an inspiring or motivational thought that gets you in the mood to grow and change?