KICK-ASS-NESS Trumps Fear
Some of you may have noticed that I did my very first “Sip & Shop” last Thursday. I was ecstatic when I was contacted with the news. Like over the moon, jumping for joy. It really wasn’t a big deal, but to me, it really was because I was hosting my very first event as a blogger! Does it really get any better than that?! I felt slightly accomplished simply because I’ve barely been blogging for 2 whole months.
I was getting more and more anxious as it got closer to the date, and that's when my mind tried to take control. What if no one shows up? What if none of my friends like the clothes in the store? They will think that I asked them to come all the way out here for nothing! Yal... I'm THAT ridiculous! A little TMI moment, but I totally had the nervous s#!%* the day of. Have you ever experienced it? If not, BE THANKFUL!
I was so nervous that a small part of me thought about backing out! What would be the real reason that I would be nervous about hosting a "Sip & Shop?" Even if no one showed up, I would still have two of my favorite things. Wine and shopping. I would be living the dream! If I'm being "real" with myself, I wasn't afraid of no one showing up. I was more afraid of having a successful event. If I had a successful event, it would require me to keep moving forward with my goals and dreams. I wouldn't be able to cop out because it would be absolutely ridiculous. It wouldn't make any sense to experience even the smallest amount of success, and then quit.
I've always been told that if your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough. You have to start somewhere, even if it is taking the smallest step forward. At least I did it! Now I'm not saying that my dream is to be a professional host of "Sip & Shop's," but had I not done it, I would've never known what it felt like to pub my own event and rock it! I told myself, "Hey girl... Put on your big girl panties and get over yourself already." And that's exactly what I did! At the end of the day, the choice to kick ass or let fear suck the life out of you is ultimately YOUR decision. It has taken me a very long time to figure it out, and there are others older than myself who still haven't figured it out. I can't worry about how things will turn out, or who won't support me. All I know is that everything happens for a reason, whether good or bad, and that I'm put on this earth for a purpose that is bigger than myself. I'm still working on it, but it's time to stop being a little biznatch and get to business!
Now finally to the actual "Sip & Shop." Sorry guys... I know. I rambled a little (lot). It was amazing! American Threads has some of the cutest clothes, especially for spring! I live for good energy and having all of my girlfriends (plus a few more) in one place drinking, shopping, and joking was everything that I needed it to be. I'll show you the super cute pieces that I bought in a later post!
These ladies are amazing women, and I can't thank them enough for supporting me. Had I not hosted this awesome shopping party, I would've never known how amazing it could've been or how amazing I could be. Just a little bit of advice if you are afraid of doing something that you really want to do: Do it anyway. Go for it even if you think it's impossible to pull off. Don't think about the worst that could happen. Picture yourself having the most amazing time and and going after everything that you love. It is the most liberating feeling ever when you decide to let fear go, go after what you want and deserve, and kick some serious ass in the process. I can't wait to see what lies ahead of me.
Thanks for reading, and happy Friday! Have a great weekend!