Sunday Sparkle

Whenever I feel “stuck” or afraid to do something new, I always find this very inspiring…

Creative work for me—like writing, directing shoots, and even putting up my own beauty blog—always instills a little fear. Lots of questions pop into my mind before I venture forth, like: Is it going to be good enough? How is this going to be helpful? Do I really want to do this? Am I ready to make myself vulnerable in this way?

When it comes to this blog, there are things that I shy away from—like product reviews (because journalists are trained to be impartial) and taking my own photos (because like Ira Glass says in the video, I don’t feel like my work is quite there yet). To be honest, I could probably think of more cringe-inducing reasons to stop myself from posting reviews and photos—but I won’t. It’s time for me to challenge myself and start exploring where my new beauty adventures can take me.


Because of this, I’ve decided to give myself a blogging challenge: I’m going to write a product review in each of my posts next week. In some way or another, I’ll find a way to talk about the products I’ve tried + share what I think. And I’ll also be braver about posting photos I’ve taken. Since Mr. Glass says it’s the only way to close the gap (and I believe him), it’s time for me to practice, put in the work, and just do it. I’m ready to get over this fear, put away my need to be a perfectionist, and just work on developing this aspect of my creativity. I’m feeling anxious and excited, so I hope you guys will hold my hand and encourage me through this process!

What about you? What would you do if you weren’t afraid? Leave a comment and tell me all about it! ♥

  • Tara Cabullo

    Travel the world in a year. :)

    • Woot!! You’re on your way :)

  • Nicole-
    Props to you for saying what so many people feel and sharing that amazing Ira Glass Vid! You are brave to be willing to step into the process and we are lucky to be inspired by your courage. Thank you! I love your reviews AND your site (jus sayin’) Keep up the great work!

    • Thank you, Terri! Best comment ever <3 Feeling super encouraged + happy. Love to you, mama! Wheeeee!

  • Brenda

    I would dig up some of my old dormant artistic talents. Great post – thanks!

    • Ooh…like what, Brenda? I’ve been dying to take a real painting class :)

  • Deb Roberts

    Love this….so inspiring! Can’t wait to see what’s next from you….& will be thinking about my next steps!!!

    • Sounds exciting, Deb :) Thank you for posting!