Hey everyone! Now that Glamour and Glue has been established for six months, I wanted to really thank you for sharing in this digital journey together. It’s my honor to be able to share with you the things that matter the most in my life and simply offer a glimpse into the ins and outs of what inspires, encourages, and lifts me so that I will hopefully inspire, encourage, and lift you. Many of you may not know this, but I am finally saying YES to overcoming a 10 year fear!
This blog is sincerely dedicated to every person that reads this post and has struggled with some type of fear. Glamour and Glue’s launch was almost 10 years overdue – due to fear of the unknown, questions about what to write, how much to share, and if I should even invest the time developing the blog.
We pretty much had a LOT of content already available due to our love of photography, art, parenting, and love. Did you know that in Raegan’s first year of life, we took nearly 25,000 photos? Crazy right! As life brings changes, those changes in your life may hinder you from doing what you know, deep down in your heart, will help you to be free. Freedom from fear, freedom from comparison, and freedom from yourself.
Sometimes, ok most times, we stand in our own way of being the best person we can be. And I don’t mean best in terms of how others see us, what standards pop culture place on us, but best in terms of how we feel about ourselves both inside and out….God’s purpose for us.
There’s a poem that I heard for the first time years ago on the movie, Akeelah and the Bee. It always brings tears streaming down my cheeks. And, the words still resonate with me even years later after saying yes to overcoming a 10 year fear.
Our Deepest Fear
by Marianne Williamson
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
So hear we go, cheers to breaking down barriers. Freeing ourselves from our own fears and liberating ourselves from wishing, hoping and wanting. But DOING! Let 2018 be the year of finishing that renovated room, launching your business, publishing your book, running the marathon, eating healthier, traveling abroad, reading more, and finally saying YES!
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