How to not let fear take over your life.
This is a big one for me. Throughout the days, months, years… basically my entire lifetime, I’ve had all these ideas that never came to fruition, some good, some not so good… at all. I would get so invested in starting something I was excited about but would never begin. The excuses have a million different faces but they all have one thing in common. FEAR. The fear of it not being good, not being liked, me looking like an idiot or being judged. I was so crippled by the thought of whatever it was, I wouldn’t even take the first step. Even with this whole blog situation, I still am judging and questioning the entire thing AS I WRITE. But I won’t live that way anymore, because the thing that scares me more than failing is never trying at all. I don’t want to wake up one day when my age is as old as how my physical body currently feels and think back at the the missed opportunities. So sad.
There are a few things I want to accomplish from this whole thing. I hope that what I’ll say will somewhat resonate with you. Actually I take that back, I hope you’re not as fearful as I’ve been in the past. But if you are, it’s okay! Don’t feel alone. Fear can cause so much anxiety and sadness because you feel like the you’re the only one feeling it, but the truth is you’re not. And I hope through all my rambling and quite possible grammatical errors, that’ll be clear to you. I’m here to tell you if I haven’t personally gone through what you have, someone else has. We need to unite and rid ourselves of this isolation we call upon ourselves! We can start right here. Let’s have a tête-à-tête if you will.
I also want to urge you to do whatever it is you want to do! (that doesn’t involve harming others, OR yourself… you get the point.) Don’t be embarrassed or ashamed of your dreams because they’re YOURS and you are special. I believe we all have some sort of purpose in our life and whatever it is, is to positively impact others.
In this space I’ll share my opinions on topics such as skin care products and make up to my stance on sexuality, feminism and self acceptance. It’ll probably be all over the place but it’s okay. So if you’re along for the ride and can get down with anything I say, then stay a while. x
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