Say What you Want and Go After it {Year of Fear}

February is here, which means its time to face another fear.

As you know, I am up to my armpits in trying to get rid of 25% of my personal belongings even though I am pretty freaked out that I may need all this stuff I am giving away and selling. The Year of Fear isn’t supposed to be comfortable, it is supposed to help me stretch, grow, and lead more areas of my life.

Despite getting rid of 31 books, three huge garbage bags of clothes, 14 pairs of shoes, and some random knickknacks, and emptying out four kitchen cupboards, I still have a long way to go.

Nonetheless conquering the world in Stage Two can commence as I continue to huck stuff out that I don’t use or need…the yarn stash is next.

February is about saying what I want.

Putting myself out in public where I have the potential to be criticized is painful.

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When I ‘grow up’ I want to be successful author and speaker. I want to help girls understand how amazing they are and that they were made on purpose for a purpose.

I literally cringed as I typed out that sentence.

Telling people about my most heartfelt dream makes me want to throw up more than just a little bit. Everyone has these kinds of dreams – I know I am not alone.

It is time to stop cringing and start moving it forward.

In February I commit to taking two giant steps forward in helping me get what I want; even though I want to hide under my desk when I think about it.

  1. Find 6 groups that would be willing to have me come speak to high school girls about leadership, purpose, and self esteem.
  2. Work on my second humorous ebook, Womanity, for at least 45 minutes a day with the goal of finishing draft one by February 28.

Stay tuned, I will post the introduction to Womanity in the next day or so.

  • Oh the joys of accountability!

What giant, vulnerable steps are you taking towards your dreams? Who are you sharing your scary dreams and ambitions with?

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  1. I guess I’m taking a giant step when I climb aboard a plane on February 20 and take off for China! It’s definitely way outside my comfort zone but so exciting too.

    I think your dream is a fantastic one and your message is one that girls and women everywhere need to hear.

  2. your dream is awesome!!! way to start the ball rolling with everything!!!!
    and i totally *get* getting the heeby jeebies when actually writing down big goals and then posting it on a blog…..
    so since you wrote yours,ill write mine here and then blog about it later,(small steps,right???)
    my year of fear includes going back to school full time,making top 3 at the pro level in figure comps so soon after the birth of 4th baby,and posting weekly videos on my blog!
    i am uber self conscious to post videos of me in blogger land!!!
    wish me luck!


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