All of my life I remember being known for my looks. I believe a lot of people are if there is something "unique" or "different" about them. Mine just happened to be: "Oh the fat girl?". Years and years of "the heavyset girl", "the fat girl", "the big one with glasses".
Every year I still did my schools talent show; be it singing, gymnastics/acrobatics, or dancing-- regardless of how many people laughed or made fun of me. I did it because I loved it. I would pick a song, and choreograph a dance or learn the words to sing it. I remember in 5th grade I did a ballet dance to the "Little Mermaid" and in 8th grade I danced to Whitney Houston's "How Will I Know?". I probably looked a flaming hot mess out there on stage, but I did it because it was fun and I enjoyed it.
I have a crazy, happy, positive outlook on life, even with the pain and struggles I have been through. That is because I know there are SO many people who have it worse than I. I thank God everyday for waking me up, in my apartment that I love so much, with my health, with the ability to go to work, to live in a country where I am free to dream and chase, and where my worth and value is not measured by marriage. I can go and make anything happen. That is why is despite hardships and pain, I love my life. I never let pain or problems take over my mind, I let the solutions and moving past it, take over.
I taught myself to never dwell on problems, but find solutions. I taught myself to always find the "ray of light" in every obstacle or problem I encounter. I learned the power of my mind. Then one day, I created a blog. I decided I would be honest and share my pain and struggles... even though I was scared to death. I thought by being open, it would help me-- or maybe even someone would relate. So I took the chance.
The led me to create FEARLESS. Because I am not a fat girl. I am not a fit girl. I am not a blonde girl. I am not a cosmetics girl. I am a girl who is FEARLESS.
I want to take Fearless beyond my story. It does not matter who you are or where you are from, we should all live fearlessly. I want my blog to be a place where one can always come to find hope and inspiration. My big journey is about losing weight and truly finding my purpose in life. I am currently overcoming a lot of obstacles as well. Reading other stories of how people overcame afflictions and pain, really keep me going when I am pessimistic and doubting everything I work for. And trust me, it does happen. Sometimes it all takes is that little drop of inspiration to completely turn your day around; and I hope you can find that here.
What have you been through in life and preserved form that has made you fearless? Maybe it is your fashion choice, a career you have always wanted, a relationship you knew was right but no one else did, overcame domestic violence, abuse-- we all have a story. We can all be fearless.
Share your story:
This is a special linkup; it does not end.
If you have a blog: write a blog post, add the below picture, on your blog and link it up - include the title of your story on the link up. You can add your story here or on the #BeFearless Project blog.
If you do not have a blog: email me your story along with 1-3 pictures (optional), what you want the title of your story to be, and way(s) readers of your stories can contact you (optional). I will then extract the information you provided, create a post on the #BeFearless Project blog, and link your post.
If you have not written your story yet or you are just now currently starting to live it, you can always link up at a later time. It's never too late to live fearlessly.