Blogging is kind of terrifying.
Yup, I said it. I said what we’ve all been thinking about. As I’m typing this, my palms are a little sweaty and my heart is beating faster than Nick Canon drumming in the last few seconds of the Fighting for the Field Scene in Drumline! It’s that scary… But on a more serious note, you know that feeling of wanting to do something for the longest time, but for some reason every time you think of getting started you get overwhelmed with fear? Well a lot of us feel that way. Believe it or not, I’ve felt that way especially when it came to starting this blog journey.
If you haven’t already, take a little stroll over to my About Me page *shameless plug* and you’ll learn more about the bigger purpose behind all of this. I’m a firm believer of going with your gut. For years, and honestly I mean for years, I’ve been passionate about helping others achieve their goals. I spend quality time on the phone with individuals who I call my accountability partners and we carry conversations for what seems like hours. We talk about everything from that Turkey Bacon Sandwich with mustard and a little mayo on the side we ate for lunch to how we want to be out here living our best life like Cardi B.
Now let’s take a step back, imagine me doing all of this talking and not taking my own advice? Bizarre right? It’s so easy to get trapped in the mindset of
“Well if everyone is doing it, then why should I?”
I could have taken the easy route by saying that blogging is a saturated market. It sounds just about right in retrospect, but there is something about me and even you reading this that makes us different. Let me give you the number 1 reason why you should rid your mind of that fear and start living your dreams today:
There is only one you.
I want you to say this next line with me. Hi my name is *insert name here!* No matter how many people have the same name as you or variations in spellings of your name, there is only one you. When I say that, I’m talking about everything down to your behavior, characteristics, personality. There will never be another person just like you so why compare yourself to others?
You are so unique and you have something great to offer to people.
Whether that be starting that YouTube Channel, clothing line, book club or blogging just like me; just START. Actually you should have started yesterday! Don’t let your fears hold you back and stop thinking about what others will say or think. This blog post has been in the making for quite a while and I’m so happy that I could share this moment with you. Stay tuned for what’s in store!
Great first Blog post!!! I catch myself all the time saying I do something later, honestly if you get rid of that mindset of procrastination life starts getting better!
Thank you for taking the time to read my post Disa! You’re the best sister a girl can ask for!
Absolutely! Congrats on your first blog post! YOU DID IT! I bet you feel so much better now. I’m proud of you. Keep inspiring others! I’m excited to see what you have to offer to the blogging community! Go girl!
Awwww you’re the best Ashli! I’m literally so nervous to take on this blogging world, but people like you give me the motivation to keep soaring. Thank you for always encouraging me!
Love this! It’s so important to remember that each of us has a unique set of gifts to offer the world and fear is a trap that restricts us from walking in our purpose!
I couldn’t agree more! It’s time we all channel fear into focus and really hone in on utilizing our talents as individuals.
Fear is only a state of mind and as we know state of mind is always changing , so to take fear out is really amazing. It will help progress human kind to hieghts unseen before.
Thank you for your insight on this topic. Everything you said is so true! I really appreciate you taking time out of your day to support me on this journey!
I love your blog post. I’m glad you were able to face your fears! I’m glad I read this, I needed it! I feel like if we don’t face our fears we just lose opportunities and may end up living with regrets.
You’re going to make me get all emotional. This is exactly what I set out to do with this post! Thank you for feedback!
Thank you for taking the time to share your fears with starting this blog, I am proud of you. I can DEFINITELY resonate with the feeling of anxiety with wanting to venture into a market/niche that is highly saturated, but your’e right; there is only one me. Facing fear is a battle that I hope and pray will be temporary for us all. Again, thank you for sharing and I look forward to reading more blog posts!
-P.S. I really needed this, so please continue to write!
Hey Janae! Thank you so much again for your kind words. It’s an overwhelming feeling knowing that I was able to have a positive effect on you. The feeling of anxiety is so real especially when you feel the pressures of the world to be perfect. You are truly unique and I know that you are going to excel in anything you do. Continue to show the world how talented you are and always remember that you are genuinely you from the inside out.
Oyin you have no idea how inspiring this is. I needed to see this today. Thank you for sharing. I cannot wait to see more of your blogs.
Yay! Thanks for reading! It means so much to me.
Really inspiring Oyin loved it a lot thank you for sharing!♥️ Looking forward for more posts. We all do have individual unique gifts that set us apart in order for us to find our purpose.
Can’t wait to share more posts with you Jasmine! Thank you again for stopping by!
Congratulations sis!! This is amazing keep motivating people. I definitely needed this❤️
Awwww thank you Mariam! You’re so sweet!
Amazing read, amazing person; I cannot wait to see this blog grow so more people can experience your inspiring spirit. Keep up the good work, non of it will be in vain ❤️
I am seriously so grateful for our friendship Eno! Thank you for pushing me to greater heights. I really appreciate all your support!
Amazing blog post!! There are loads of people who really need to hear this. ??
The only way is up girl! Keep moving and the blog is so beautiful and clean ??
Thank you Funmi! This is coming from the blog queen herself. Thank you for taking the time to comment and leave your thoughts. I couldn’t agree more.
Amazing! This inspired me so much. Everytime I launch my blog I find myself tackled by the spirit of fear, doubt and worry. All of which are not of God. If we truly trust in God we should never be afraid. The hard part is starting, you’ve done that. The best is yet to come. Thank you for sharing your transparency. I am so proud of you!
Awwwww you inspire me! Thank you so much for all your support Kayla!
My sweet Oyin,
This is such an inspiring post! So proud of you for taking a leap of faith and listening to your heart. Love you, bestie!