On fear

by ~jenniferlynn on October 2, 2015

in inspiration, Me

Well hello… life.

I miss my happy little corner of the internet, but as much as I plan on sitting down and taking the time to write, days, weeks, MONTHS go by.. and here I am.

No major explanation. Just shifted priorities.

It’s funny; I used to stress out almost daily checking out my blog stats. Where did my traffic come from, who pinned what post, how many likes I had on Facebook, what new followers I had on instagram.

And then I ended up in a 9-5 that basically has sucked away 8 hours social media time I formerly had.. Gone are the days of taking the first two hours of my day reading and sharing blog posts, scheduling tweets and promoting my own pages. No more 100+ tweets a day, and engaging with all of my readers, while networking to try to find new blogs. You can find me a tad more active on my Facebook.

But, here I am. Ready, and prioritizing my chance to write, pushing aside the 12 draft posts that I have started and restarted and never finished.

This post is inspired by the Girls Gone WOD podcast, as today they were talking about fear, sharing their own and sharing some of their listeners’. And if you were to ask me six months ago what I was afraid of – I could give you a laundry list.

Fear of failure. Fear of disappointment. Fear of being in a crowded room and not knowing anyone. Fear of meeting new people. Fear of staking a claim and going for it. Fear of what others thought. Fear of missing a workout. Fear of not eating the right things. Fear of not being able to let go of things. Fear that I can’t write a blog post that I can be happy with without taking 8 hours to review, revise, or rewrite (yep – just about every prior post goes like that).

The past six months have been pretty spectacular for me (almost lining up with the past four and a half months of leaving my last job).

But what stands out the most out of all of this time – is that I have changed, and I don’t fear much. [click to continue…]


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