I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about the foundation and ultimate goals for my blog. One thing I know is that change is inevitable, so I’m not putting too much pressure on myself as far as finding a theme and sticking to it forever; However I also know that I have to start somewhere.
Based on my own history and personal story, I’ve decided that the best way to differentiate myself in this sea of travel bloggers is to focus on the thing that I see stifling people the most.
As a person who pretty much approaches a great deal of life alone and being a lifetime sufferer of anxiety, I believe that I have a lot to bring to the table when it comes to this topic.
People see me as fearless and I understand why. I push the limits on life and I pretty much do what I want to. I remember selling half of my belongings, renting a u-haul and driving cross country to move to a city and state that I knew no one in. Some of the feedback that I received was, “Well, you can always come back.” Or “I’d love to do that but I’d be terrified.” My reactions were, “I honestly have nothing to come back to”, and “I’m actually terrified to stay.”
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m full of fear in a quite a few areas of my life. Like I stated before, I suffer from anxiety. Much of it is a result of childhood trauma. I talk a great deal about this on my platform about family dynamics Kinfolk Chronicles. These particular circumstances and the residual effects that I deal with as an adult, are enough to cause me to be stagnant in life but thankfully I’m just the opposite.
I admit, I’m a bit of an over-achiever at times and I have to keep my eye on it, but for the most part, I finally realize that one of my “Super Powers” is acting despite my fear.
If I really want something at my core, I find myself moving before I even realize how much I’ve moved. I’ve taken crazy action steps and half way through asked myself, “What the hell are you doing?” Lol By this time I’ve already done so much and made so many sacrifices that I have no choice but to keep going.
Much like my recent decision to stop trying to fit into Corporate America and a traditional lifestyle comprised of being a wife with kids. I found the courage to go after what I’ve always longed for….being a World Traveler.
While this seemed far-fetched at my first thought, I simply had to process what was important to me and push beyond my fears to reach this goal.
I am honestly and truly more fulfilled than ever. Have you ever heard the statement, “She looked up and she was living the dream?” That’s where I am today my friend.
I doubted this whole process before, I didn’t realize how a person could actually work outside of the comforts of a steady paycheck and live wherever they choose. I thought there was some sorcery or scams surrounding it and sadly like any good thing some people do use the concept to take advantage of hungry people. But I’ve discovered that its very doable and very ethical, just non-traditional and non-traditional should be my middle name.
People kept telling me that I had something special and that if I took the leap I could help others. I doubted that too. Then I found myself coaching and mentoring people who wanted this knowledge that I have. Not only do I have this gift of defeating my fears, I have become a wealth of knowledge over the years and even more-so during the process of building my online businesses.
I finally realize that I do have insight that’s valuable to people. It makes me happy knowing this, and I hope to touch as many lives as possible.
You may be following me to learn all about travel or you may be interested in the digital entrepreneurship piece. There are some of you who are just curious and you want to be entertained and there are others who simply need motivation and encouragement.
I’m now pushing through my own fears and insecurities while finally acknowledging that I’m in a great position to help you and so many others out with your personal goals.
Thank you for the opportunity to share my own fears and to pour a little bit of courage into you, if you will.
Throughout this blog and my personal journey, I will be offering lots of content surrounding facing your fears. I hope that it is beneficial to you. I also offer one on one coaching sessions beyond my Tea with Tali virtual meetings.
My one on one coaching is limited to very few people as I spend a great deal of time helping individuals to figure out what exactly it is that they are so afraid of and what steps they can take to shift their mindset from FEAR to FREEDOM!
Whether you follow me on my blog, social media, sign up for my post card subscription service or dive in deep with me to shift your mind so that you can begin to reach new heights, I look forward to sharing and growing with you.