“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default.” J.K. Rowling
This is the beginning of one very, very, exciting week for Imperfectly Balanced Life. As you may know by now, next week I am heading to Puerto Rico with some wonderful ladies for our Wake Up Call Retreat.
This is the first retreat I'll be hosting, and while I'm fortunate enough to be co-hosting with some fabulous ladies, I'd be lying if I said that planning this event didn't scare me a little bit. When Emily and I signed the contract reserving the space for the event, I was so nervous! It was only once we started planning as a team and getting the word out that I started to feel a little less freaked out.
Even still, as I work on final arrangements for our guests, I have a nervous flutter in my stomach. But instead of fear, this feeling is one of excitement - I've come a long way from my clammy hands holding the pen as I signed the contract, all those months ago.
The thing is, I didn't let fear win this one. Instead of hiding away, playing it safe, or backing out - I jumped full force into planning this retreat. I put that energy (even if it was nervous energy at first!) to work planning the logistics and marketing the event. And you know what? As soon as I got to work, I started to feel better.
Instead of letting fear rule the day, it's only a footnote in what is sure to be one of the most wonderful weeks of my career. Fear will always be present; it's what you do with it that makes all the difference. In fact, if you live your life mostly without fear, there's a good chance that it's time to shake some things up and take a few risks.
So, tell me, in what areas of your life are you letting fear win? How can you push through those fears? What will you gain when you do? I'm all ears.
I'll be back soon to share all sorts of fun details and photos from our trip. If you missed the chance to join us this time around, make sure to sign up for my email list, and follow me on social to get the scoop on the next event.