Friday, August 5, 2011

Facing my Fears....

Like, seriously? It's FRIDAY? Where did this week go? I have been knee deep {or is it waist high?} in motherhood, end of summer shinanigans {kinda like senior-itious"---fall feels so close, yet so far!} and prepping for this trunk show.

Can I tell y'all something? I have a hard time with things like this. This trunk show. It's kind of giving me a stomach ache. I hate admitting it but, if I'm gonna be real, I'm gonna have to be vulnerable. So here it is....It's the fear of Rejection. Like thoughts of what if no one comes. What if no one likes my stuff? What if I'm sitting at the lunch table the first day of school, all by myself? {feels like that}

But over the last year or so, God keeps putting me in spots where I kind of have no choice but to face that fear. And the more I face it, the easier, stronger, more confident I become. Slowly.

Also, I am not sure if you know this, but details are not my forte. I see the big picture, have the vision in my mind---but getting there? well it's tough for me. I need an assistant. One who likes details, who can remind me what I was doing 2 minutes ago or why I'm standing in the kitchen.

any takers? I can pay you in hugs.

I think I'll go eat a muffin.

Happy Friday. I'll be back Monday to post about the trunk show with pictures and all of that. Because I want to look back and see what my first one was like. And when I get nervous about the next one, I can be reminded that I did it already. Just gotta be bold and keep walking, right?


Off I go to keep walking..... After my muffin.


  1. Yep, we all have to face it, but it seems harder when it's a business, doesn't it? Like the whole Juice Plus and Cake business....what if....but you know what a friend told me last Friday? She said but there can be the fear of "What if I make it? What if it takes off and I can't keep up?" I had NEVER thought of that! So, what if 30 people show up? Be that excited!!!! Love you, so proud of you and how about you take my big picture and I'll take care of the details for both!??? LOL

  2. It's going to be great! I feel like that every time I venture into something new. Have fun! Can't wait to see pictures. Oh, and enjoy your muffin!

  3. just found your blog and i love it :) also, love this post. the Lord is definitely taking me through a season of facing my fears too. can't wait to see where He takes you!!

  4. Its going to be great! :) I have the same fear of rejection....thats why it took so long for me to start selling my stuff....I still get that feeling in the pit of my stomach when weeks(ok months) go by with no sale.

    You are doing great things..and will continue to do so. :)

    Can't wait to see the pics!

  5. This post was written about me... are you sure we're not sistas? I'd walk right over and buy something from you. :)

  6. It's going to be great. I can't wait to see pics of it wish I lived near you 'cause I'd be there to cheer you on.
    I have a secret. Details are not my forte either.ha

  7. its def hard to put together something like this with all your heart and hoping all goes well and that well you have some passer bys. and I know you will :) I know 3 people going for sure ! cant wait to see all the wonderful stuff youve been working on. and all you party/shin-digs always turn out great. you have an eye for detail and are so creative.

  8. This is touching on one of my own biggest fears. Love your take on it though. Good luck with your trunk show!

  9. hi laura! i've just spent a loooong time catching up on your blog and all its greatness! summertime craziness as kept me from reading much of anyone's. i love it all. just wanted to let you know. your heart is beautiful, and so is your jewelry! want it. where is your trunk show??

  10. Just found your blog from your wonderful sis-in-law at Life Without happy to be your newest follower :)
    I hope the trunk show went great!! and thanks for your honesty...fear holds me back more than I would like to admit, but I'm working on it :)

  11. how was it? was praying for ya! xo


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