Monday, May 21, 2012

Don't Let Fear Keep You From Your Dreams!

Happy Monday, friends! I am so happy and excited to have Bekuh fromSecondhand Sundays here on the blog today! She wrote an amazing post for you which I found to be so honest and insightful. I hope you take the time to read and then stop over at Bekuh's blog!
Hello, my name is Bekuh and I blog over at Secondhand Sundays. I am so honored to be a guest of Daryl on Roots, Wings and Other Things as I find her blog an inspiration to read! When Daryl contacted me about writing a post introducing myself to her readers I was a little lost with what to write. It’s a funny problem to have as a blogger, because bloggers talk about themselves a lot. I mean we write post after post about what we like, dream, wear, eat, and do but when someone asks you to summarize yourself in a post it’s like there is suddenly a block that you just can’t get around.

Sometimes it’s easier to list things about yourself, but that’s boring right? Or I could talk about fashion, or DIYs, or my home. But if you’re really going to get to know me that just won’t do. So I’m going to use this guest post as a place to be honest with you, so you can see that I’m human too and if you like that maybe, just maybe, you’ll visit my blog and we can be friends.

I am a 26 year old who has a lot of angst about adulthood. I don’t want to grow up, I don’t want to work a “real” job, and most of all I don’t want to pay bills. Life can be really really hard and instead of dealing with it maturely I hide. I tell myself that if I ignore the problem it will go away, and of course it never does. All of these attitudes and behaviors don’t work when you’re not in college, you have a full-time job, and you have college debt up to your eyeballs, oh and you’re married. Which leads me to...I like playing adulthood; I mean I’m happily married, and we have the cutest dog, and we live in a nice apartment, in a good neighborhood. We are both employed, and enjoy going out with our friends; which only further disguises my angst. A lot of people see that and think I’ve got it all together. I don’t.

I live 75% of each day afraid of something. I’m afraid every time I write a post, “What if someone doesn’t like it?” or worse “What if no one reads it?” I’m afraid to walk out the door and go to work for 8 hours knowing that at the end of the day I’ll be no closer to making my dream life come true. I’m afraid my husband won’t know how much I love him.. I’m afraid we’ll never buy a house. I’m afraid that none of my friends will ever be able to buy a house. So much anxiety.

I don’t let all of this fear stop me from dreaming and living fully however. I recognize that this is one of the many stages of life we must all go through, and I know I’m not alone in my feelings. I strive to make each day a little better; and Ryan and I take very real steps towards our dream jobs as often as possible. I just took a huge step towards my dreams by opening an online vintage shop with my good friend Katie in April, the Button Factory! Life is a journey and sometimes the road is almost not visible because of all the trash we’re wading through, but you can’t stop because you’ll get buried alive.

I don’t like to pretend with people and so on Secondhand Sundays you’ll see a lot of the good days, and fun adventures in my life, but you’ll also get a little of the crazy you read about above. I am driven, I am focused, and I’m scared. Aren’t we all? big kiss, bekuh

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Maria said...

This is so amazing and such great advice!

Kimberly said...

Love it- I resonate with all of it and am thankful to have read it. Thanks for sharing Bekuh- I'm heading over to Secondhand Sundays next. :)

Baylee said...

Really glad I found you through this post! I am going through a very had time in life and I soooooo enjoy when people are real and post real things and help me feel like I can relate when sometimes I feel so lost and alone. Truth is, we're not. Great guest post. Heading over to Secondhand Sundays now!!

Laura said...

I love this! I always say that if I am afraid of something (which is a lot) I do it anyways because I'm no coward! Even if I have to clench my teeth the whole time, I face my fears. Life can really close in if we don't face the fear and live up to our full potential!

Dearest Lou said...

She's absolutely adorable! I'm going to have to check out her blog!! I just wanted to let you know that I have included you in the sponsor spotlight scheduled to post at 6AM MST so look out for it (;


Sierra said...

Bekuh is the sweetest girl. Thanks for featuring her!

Lena said...

Bekuh, you're just awesome. The more I get to know you.. the more absolutely stunning you become. That's true beauty.

Daryl.. such an awesome choice. Thanks!!

Melanie Lea said...

Love Bekuh! She is truly a unique person with a great voice! Great feature : )

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