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! ♥