Bienvenidos a Shellisez!

Hi and welcome! I’m sitting here on my couch on the 4th of July without a single idea of what to write in this space. I’ve been dreaming about starting a blog for years, but my head is filled with doubts and insecurities: is anyone going to care about what I have to say? Why would they? If they don’t, will it hurt my feelings? Will I feel like a failure and how will I handle that? Will I make someone’s life journey more difficult by sharing my advice and thoughts on what I’ve dealt with in my life? Will people abandon me when they find out what’s really in my head? Does it matter if they do?

I’ve never been one (well, maybe I was, but no more) to let fear stop me from doing things, however. One of my mantras is Eleanor Roosevelt’s “life is lived outside your comfort zone.” So, here we go. My goal for now is to simply write. It’s a selfish thing, really. Blog=therapist. I’m hoping that by writing out some schtuff that I’ll heal myself and help others heal too. We’ll see. It’s my own little secret, for now.