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I’m Not Claiming I’m Extraordinary but…

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To be honest, I’m a wee bit overwhelmed… distracted… stressed.

In 2 days I’ll be hosting 300 people at FitBloggin’12.

TWO DAYS.

There is a part of me that continuously asks,

“Who do you think you are?”

Why am I doing this? I’m just a mom. A mediocre blogger. A naive, average, regular girl that still doesn’t know what she wants to be or do when she grows up.

I saw the above quote in Portland this weekend and it really stuck with me.

I don’t think there is anything wrong with “Regular,” except when the only thing that holds you back from dreams/goals/accomplishments is your confidence and fear of being “Extraordinary.”

I have felt that fear for a long time.

I’m not claiming I am extraordinary, but I refuse not to give myself the chance simply out of fear and a lack of confidence.



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Discussion

There are 12 comments so far.

    Lynette S.

    September 18, 2012

    I take offense to the mediocre blogger comment, you are one of my Top 3, so what does that say about me;-)

    KarenJ

    September 18, 2012

    I really needed to hear this today. I just made the decision to quit my full-time job to pursue health coaching full time. It’s scary as heck (wish I had that crystal ball) and I have no idea where this is going, but I’m going to follow my passion for a while and see where it leads. Thanks for the needed inspiration!

    You are extraordinary. Own it, my friend. And back to doing things that bring you further away from Regular ;)

    Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning

    September 18, 2012

    I love that quote. I need to save it and place it somewhere that I see it every day!

    Jenny

    September 18, 2012

    Love this post, although I disagree with it :) You are EXTRAORDINARY!! You’re a fantastic blogger, I can ALWAYS relate with your posts and you’re amazing at keeping people motivated. Good luck at FitBloggin–I know you’ll do great!!

    Emily

    September 18, 2012

    That quote sums up my favorite Emily Dickinson poem:

    We never know how high we are
    Till we are called to rise.
    And then, if we are true to plan,
    Our statures touch the skies.

    The heroism we recite
    Would be a daily thing
    Did not ourselves the cubits warp
    For fear to be a king.

    Fear is what holds me back the most. Right now its my fear of driving to Baltimore without getting lost! lol

    Leslie

    September 18, 2012

    What everyone else said…you are in my top 3 as well. Because you are REAL. Down To Earth. Honest.

    One of these years I’m going to get the nerve to come to FitBloggin! I’m in Philly area, so I could do it so easily! I look forward to reading (and seeing, pictures please) all about it.

    Ang

    September 18, 2012

    I think you are so brave to put yourself out there! I wish I could make it to some of these awesome blogger cons… have fun and I hope everything goes well!

    Kerry

    September 18, 2012

    You are extraordinary – we all are! Sometimes we just need to take a step back to see it. In the midst of the chaos, take that moment.

    Fitbloggin ’11 was a fantastic experience. I am bummed I could not go this year, but the timing just didn’t work with a few major life transitions. Between your efforts and the great community of attendees, I am sure it’s going to be great.

    Great quote! I overcame my fear of public speaking just last year. Fear is an insidious force. I am sure you be great at your get together.

    Jay

    September 20, 2012

    Thanks for being an inspiration. Just starting out My weight loss blog. I hope I can get the results you have gotten! Thanks again!