Facing Fear

At a young age, I realized fear was pretty much what keep the world running... That, and Blue Bell ice cream! Whether it be the fear of failing, the fear of what's to come, or just the general fear of the unknown, it's a big deal. Fear can and does effect everyone, but it's all about how you handle it!

1. Make a decision and go with it.
2. Be ready for a battle.
3. Know that anything is possible.
4. Let mistakes happen and keep moving.
5. Don't focus on the negative.
6. Believe in the positive.
7. Remind yourself constantly that you can and will do it!

These tips have seriously helped me so much in the last few weeks. How you ask? I am following one of my biggest dreams and hosting a blogger retreat! Now, while this may not be something to cause fear to rise, I was so scared to share this idea with my friends and fellow bloggers. Hosting something of this nature takes a lot of planning and a lot of work, and that is what I'm scared of, or at least part of it. My initial fear was that tons of other bloggers would laugh at me. But once I got over the fear, hit send on those emails, and saw the outpouring of love from friends, family, and most importantly, other fabulous bloggers, I knew I had nothing to be afraid of. I am so excited to announce that I will be hosting a blogger retreat in late July for around 10 bloggers. I can not wait to share more details of the big weekend with all of you!

What fears are you hoping to overcome in the near future?


  1. such a great post, I feel like everyone should read this! x, kenz http://sincerelykenz.com

  2. These are excellent tips! Fear is an inevitable part of life, but how we handle it makes a huge difference!

    Stephanie | Sincerely, Stephanie

  3. This is awesome! I feel like some people let fear overtake them instead of facing their fears. We can't live in fear forever.

    xoxo, Jenny

  4. #4 is something that we all need to remember! Mistakes are inevitable, but it's possible to move on from them and succeed! Great post!
    -Anna | www.fivefootandfabulous.com

  5. I'm hoping to revisit my constant struggle of comparison. Can't seem to shake past it, but I just need to learn to stay in my own lane! Great post!

  6. OMG how fun! I would love to host a blogger retreat someday. Good luck with planning!

    xoxo A

  7. I LOVE this so much. Fear is something that really overcomes me and stops me from doing things I really want to do. this is a great post
    The Fashionista's Diary

  8. Great post! I sometimes feel paralyzed with fear about being an adult. Ugh...need to work through it. I bet the retreat will be amazing! Can't wait to hear more.

  9. Fear definitely holds us back and sometimes we just have to ignore it and just take the risk. Also good luck with your blogging retreat

    Felice Raina // thekissofjoy.com

  10. Yes!!! I 100% agree with everything! Fear can hold us back from amazing things!

  11. With growing older and having more responsibilities being thrown to me the fear of failure has always been in the back of my mind! It's held me back from so many things, but I just have to go with it and maybe fantastic things will come out of it. Great post!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  12. This is an amazing post. We all have fears and sometimes it can be hard to face them. I love that you mentioned that mistakes will happen. We can't let them stop us though!


  13. Such a great post!!! I love ones like these, because they say what you already know, but sometimes you just need to hear it from someone else. So inspiring!

    Sara Kate Styling

  14. Its hard to not focus on the negative, but its so important that at the end of the day you think about the positive and let that drive your emotion!


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