When fear creeps up and I come face to face with it, I usually run to my bed. I crawl under the white duvet cover where it’s soft cotton wraps around my body and I can pull it all the way up over my head. I block the world out. I’ve spent many moments under the covers peering out, hoping that just this once, my fear would just leave me alone. It never does. Eventually I have to remove myself from the white sheets, set my feet on the cold ground, and face my fears.
In the next moment I grab piece of paper and make a list. A list of my fears, all of them, until I feel there is nothing left. In doing so, my breathing returns to normal, my brain starts working again, and my fears become broken down into just words.
And then, I write the opposite, the exact opposite of my fear.
I’m scared that my business will fail / My business will be successful.
I won’t have a beautiful studio space / My studio space will be the prefect place to meet my new friends and where off the hook shoots will happen.
Boudoir photography isn’t what people are looking for / Yea right, boudoir photos are the next best thing next to cupcakes at a wedding!
I’m scared that I’m going to fall on my face while chasing this dream / Chasing this dreams is going to give me the best set of legs and wings!
I love writing lists, because I’m a list girl, but because when I write the opposite, how in the world am I supposed to be scared when I’m telling myself I will be successful chasing after this beautiful dream?!
What do you do to help face your fears? Do you go running, do you talk with a friend? If you don’t know, try out writing a list!
And because I know you really come here to look at some photos, here is a little peek at what is to come!