Hey Guys! It’s me, Kaylynn. 👋 Can we talk for a sec? Like, reeeeally talk? Clearly, I haven’t been posting much in the last 6 months and I have a lot of seemingly good reasons for that: I’m starting a new business, I have three kids, yada yada, the list goes on.
The truth? The truth is I have lots of articles written and pictures taken just waiting to be published. I think about writing something here almost everyday, but the truth is that the real reason I don’t is F-E-A-R.
I’m afraid you won’t like me. I’m afraid you won’t think what I have to say is valuable and I’m definitely aware that my photos are not on par with my fav fashion and lifestyle bloggers out there (Rach Parcell, I’m definitely looking at you, girl!).
But that just has to change.
I want to run towards my dreams not hide from my fears.
About 2 months ago one of my best high school friends passed away unexpectedly on Christmas Eve. It was such a shock. I hadn’t spoken to him in way too long, but friends like that, during that time in your life, are as close as family no matter how long it’s been.
His memorial service was packed with people from different parts of his life and I just remember thinking, “How would he have lived differently knowing this many people believed in and cared for him? Do this many people care about and support me?”
It wasn’t the first time this year we received shocking news that someone in our family/friend group had tragically lost their life. And my mommy brain is always asking, “When is it our turn to face something unimaginable?” I know this is ridiculous and none of us have the power to control death. The only thing I can control is what I do while I’m here.
I can accept the love around me. I can own my dreams and live them out as an example for my kids. I can live like the church will be packed with people who loved and cared for me when it’s my time. The world is full of amazing people – and yes, some haters too – but I want to run towards my dreams not hide from my fears.