Conquering Fears

My biggest fear is REJECTION!! I have avoided situations and tasks because of fear of rejection. I have done it so much that avoiding has become so comfortable and the thought of facing the fear has almost been paralyzing. Giving into fear has caused me not to have as much progression in life as I would like. But today was different!! Today I took a huge step in conquering one of my biggest fears and it was not as bad as I thought it would be, in fact it was kinda easy. ...more

Even That Man vs. Wild Dude Wouldn't Take This Task On...

I am not really afraid of anything.  Except for frogs and rejection.  Don't ask me why but I've had a strange fear of frogs since I was little, I think it's the unpredictable jumping at you thing.  And rejection, well that's why I suck at selling anything except myself.  I was the worst commercial print salesperson ever, but I was a decent realtor....more
Hey there, Madge! I can't help you as I don't have to do it at all and I'm a nervous wreck ...more

When Your Mother Is A Huge Chicken

At the moment, I'm having ridiculous amounts of anxiety about Cecilia's potential future school situation. The school we are trying to get her into is amazing. Outstanding academics, athletics and culture - this place has it all. It also comes with a price tag that is approximately 30% of our annual income. Obviously this is not doable, so we have applied for a scholarship/financial aid and are waiting to hear the results. We've already prepped Celi about the possibility of this not coming to fruition because I'd rather expect the best and prepare for the worst....more

Women's Fears vs. Men's Fears by Gina Barreca

Women's Fears vs. Men's Fears Shameless Friend,Ginawww.ginabarreca.comTwitter @TheGinaBarreca...more

If It Scares You...DO IT!!!

Recently, I watched an inspiring show where a girl named Rachel was on her way to losing over 200 lbs. She was mid-way through her journey and had reached a point where she finally met the weight requirements and was able to go bungee jumping. When presented with the opportunity to jump off the bridge, her response was “It scares me to death. I want to do it”. What a powerful statement. For this girl to feel fearful because of something that was so far out of her element and she still got excited to do it, made me smile....more

One-mile swim

Before I walked to the water's edge to start my mile swim, I told Kent not to look for me to stumble back up the beach for at least an hour. "Take care of the kids," I also said. You know, in case I die. ...more

I appreciate that.more