So much has changed for me in the past two, maybe three months that I'm really excited about. And I don't just mean the noticeable things, although those are nice too like all the beauty reviews I've been able to share with you guys, or that I can actually make a little bit of money from all the hard work I've put in this blog. What I really mean is how I've changed. I've become a whole lot more independent and a lot less self conscious and caring about embarrassing myself in front of other people. I think that part of this change is just growing up a little but there's something else too. I'm saying yes a whole lot more often.
Naturally I'm someone who's has always said no. If I start something and it annoys me, I stop doing it. Or if I see an opportunity, and feel like I wouldn't be good enough to do it, I don't even look into it further. The worst thing that I do though is see something that I really want to do, and just don't do it because I might do it wrong, and other people might think poorly of me if I don't do a fantastic job my first time. They probably wouldn't and for all of these things it wouldn't matter what they thought anyway or if I didn't do a great job. Nothing bad would come of it, and I would learn a lot
So these past few months, especially more recently I've decided to start saying yes to almost every opportunity that's come my way. Of course I don't mean every, like I'm not taking three jobs just because I saw the applications for them, or that I'm doing any collaboration possible. What I mean is if something fits into your schedule, just do it. I've had people offer me products to review that aren't really my kind of thing, but I do it anyways. Whenever I see one of the free classes at the library that's for something I think would be fun (like the fall wreath making) I sign up. If someone asks me to do something with them and I'm not doing something else I just go. If I want to work with a brand or collaborate with another blogger, I have no problem asking now.
Those might not seem like very big things, but for someone that's as shy as me they've been great stepping stones. Coming up though, the end of this week (actually starting tomorrow), and next week I have two huge opportunities that I'm really working to get, and without those little steps I wouldn't have even thought them possible. I'm hoping for the best, but as I've learned in the past few months, if it doesn't work out, it's no big deal. I can always just go on to the next thing.