Another week has flown by!
And I’ve discovered something about myself. I can do a lot more than I think.
This week, I decided to try something new. I packed up my camera gear, grabbed some clothes and shoes from my closet, and headed into town.
What was I going to do? Well, for some time, I’ve been wanting to take pictures in a new location. The backgrounds of my photos are always the same and they’re starting to get boring.
So, I drove around and stopped a few places and took some photos. I have always felt really awkward taking photos out in public. I mean, standing in front of a camera and taking pictures of yourself looks a little bit weird.
And I did get a few odd looks from people. But, for the most part, everyone was very nice. Which made me realize that the only thing keeping me from stepping out and trying this new thing, was me. I was afraid people would think I’m weird ( which, when said out loud sounds ridiculous, in case you were wondering ). I was letting other peoples alleged thoughts dictate to me what I was going to do.
I’ve also always felt weird telling people I write a fashion blog. Almost embarrassed. When people ask me about it, I answer them as if I’m apologizing for being so lame.
But, I’m not lame and fashion blogging isn’t weird. And I finally realized that. I’ve been reading an awesome book, How to Blog for Profit Without Selling Your Soul, and it’s like it was written with me in mind. If you would like to purchase it, click this link. It has been so helpful. Thanks to the author, Ruth Soukup, I’m finding my blog voice and getting over so many fears that have held me back.
So what about you? Have you ever been held back from something because of fear?