March 2, 2018
Hey Coastal Crushers!
Today is the day! I’m staring my biggest fear right in the mirror and claiming victory!
No more excuses. No more bargaining. I’m tired of sitting on the sidelines and watching others live their dream while I reason with why I’m not doing the same. I will not have all the answers, but that’s ok. Isn’t that the exciting part? The discovery of finding the answers? Of learning something new and the thrill you get when it works the way you hoped it would? For me, the answer is Yes!!! A thousand times Yes!!!
For two years, no much longer, I’ve been following Pinterest, Instagram and reading blogs. Daydreaming of doing all the things these faboo gals are doing. I want my house to look like hers, I want to dress like that, and I want to go THERE! Finally, one day, it dawned on me! I realized these posts are meant to inspire me! I’m not supposed to sit on the sidelines and just daydream about what I want. I need to get up and make it happen. But how? I was filled with anxiety of where to start. I reasoned with myself by explaining to that voice in my head that as soon as I finish my Bachelors, as soon as I paint the Hallway, as soon as I save enough money, as soon as I, as soon as I, it was a broken record. The record was skipping on one common track; I was always listening to the voice that said “you can’t start that because it’s not safe. You need to do the responsible things first.” I am here to tell you that the responsible thing is taking care to make sure YOU are listening to your heart. I needed a creative outlet. I have an entrepreneurial spirit. I want to share my thoughts, my love of the beach and all things coastal, sand and sea with the world!!! For you, it may be something completely different. The point is, you already know what it is. YOU DO!!! Don’t shake your head. I know you are stuffing that desire right now. Don’t do that anymore. You can reach deep down inside and admit it! It’s ok! No one will think your crazy, and if they do, who cares!!! If it makes your heart skip a beat just thinking about it, your breath catches just daydreaming about it, don’t you owe it to yourself to at least say it aloud? Write it down, put it on a vision board, tell your best friend, hang it on the mirror in your closet? Something!
What is holding you back? What is your biggest fear? Fear is merely False Evidence Appearing Real and let me tell you it can be a showstopper. I have chosen to name my FEAR and in my case its names are failure and judgement. Both of which have now taken a back seat in my mind! Of course, I don’t want to fail and yes, I would love it if everyone found my website and products beautiful! Truth is, there are over 7 billion people in this world and we all have a different cup of tea. Finding those who share your flavor, priceless!
I launched my website https://thecoastalcrush.com and blog this week. I have no idea if it will be successful. I mean who could know this answer?? But I did it! I put my heart and soul into it. The process of doing something that I’ve wanted to do for so long has sparked a happiness inside of me like no other. As my husband tells me all the time, “Happiness is an inside job”. Took me a while to grasp that concept. I’m here to report, I finally understand!