Embrace the Doubt & Lean In

Sometimes I feel like I can conquer the world and I'm running 90 miles an hour with confidence,  feeling absolutely on my game to address whatever I need to do to accomplish my goals. Well, just like that, an interference comes in and throws me off my mental game, for a bit, and I find that I have to re-calibrate my energy and my mindset.  This has happened to me so many times, that when it does, I allow all the feelings to surface, I feel whatever is coming up, and then I blow it out. I get rid of it.  I embrace the discomfort, the uncomfortable feeling, honor it, respect it, and I even thank it for making its appearance. 

Why?  Why would I show gratitude for that funky feeling?  Well, I believe that when we fully embrace it and don't dismiss it, then we can deal with it and send it off.  If we don't deal with it, then we ignore it, or we bury it, and try to act like it didn't happen. Well, that's like having a legitimate physical injury, but never addressing it with medical intervention or giving it the attention it deserves.  What happens when you don't address the physical pain?   Unfortunately, most of the time it gets worse.  And sometimes it goes away, but then it comes back with a vengeance, and you find out it was something you should have paid attention to a long time ago.

See, I had a moment last night where I began to question everything I was doing, for just a hot second...lol.  And, I became a bit scared of the choices I have made, and how my new navigation in life seemed a little scary.  Ummm...what am I doing?  Where am I going?  Am I going to make it?  Who do I think I am to believe that I have what it takes?  

I accepted the feelings for what they were and I said, "I embrace my doubt, but I will still lean in no matter what."  God has my back, and the universe has my back.  I might as well embrace the doubt and lean in. 


This photography was taken by a St. Louis photographer, Vasva Osmanovic, who was absolutely delightful!  She is currently running a 50 percent off flash sale through August. 31st.  I recommend her to the fullest!  She was pleasant, cheerful, and filled with positive vibes! Check her out!


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This look is definitely something I would wear on a night out, to go dancing with friends, or a fun evening dinner.  I love this crop top-off the shoulder look, which I believe this was my first time adding one to my wardrobe.  Also, I love these Anne Klein Red Shoes that make this look kind of spicy!  Thanks again for stopping by!