May 04, 2009
Hey guys! Have you checked out the votes on the BHG Challenge? Well, lets just say that there is no chance of my potting bench taking over 1st place. I wanted to feel sorry for myself a bit this weekend for losing so big and then I found out that a friend at church has a brain tumor. And his attitude is beautiful. And I thought, really, a potting bench? Does it even matter how far in last place you are? Umm, I'm thinking no.
I thought this would be a great chance for us to talk about fear. Fear in decorating, fear in life, letting it control you and what you do. I used to be a slave to fear but I am breaking free more and more. I've overcome a lot of obstacles in my life and here's what I've found, I've never regretted taking a chance, even if I fail. This BHG Challenge is a good example. I almost said no out of fear, but I made myself do it anyway. I was afraid I'd fail. And guess what? It looks like I did! But who cares? I like my potting bench. How would I have known if I hadn't tried? On the decorating front, let's talk about my laundry room. It took me 5 years to do that project because I was afraid. I finally just went for it and I LOVE it. Couldn't be happier. But don't I feel silly for not having done it years earlier?
Now I'm moving on to the girls' bathroom, another room I've been afraid to tackle. The apron above is my inspiration. And guess what! I'm even hoping to attempt tiling it myself. Why? Well, why not?
So tell me friends, what is fear keeping you from doing right now? Go forth and be fearless.