Facing Your Fears

Tina.womanintechMy life has been spent wishing I were thinner (even when I weighed 120 pounds!), taller, smarter, and lately I’ve added younger to that list.

It’s interesting that my wish list never included material things. I’m also incredibly proud and happy with my husband and children. Nevertheless,t I’ve always wanted to look different.

While I’ve always known deep inside that I’ll never be taller, thinner, or younger, I never stopped wishing — until I read a blog post written by my friend and colleague, Tina Marie Hilton.

Tina’s article is a valuable lesson in facing our fears and accepting ourselves as we are — and liking what we find. Instead of wishing for what will never be, from now on I’ll celebrate what I am and enjoy what I have…and be thankful.

Here’s and excerpt from Tina’s article:

I did something yesterday that I’ve been putting off since 2007. I went to a photography studio and had professional photos taken for my business.  I know it’s something I should have done way back when. It’s something every business guru recommends. So why did it take me so long to have them done?

I’m not going to lie to you, having my picture taken isn’t my favorite thing to do.  I’ve been overweight all of my life, in fact I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t watching what I ate.  I’m not kidding, my first memory of dieting was somewhere around 3rd grade.  Having an online business meant I didn’t have to endure the scrutiny of others when meeting in person.  It kept me from wondering if my weight was standing in the way of them seeing my value as a person and more importantly, a business woman.   The people that I do business with online judge me on what I do, not how I look.  And isn’t that the way it’s supposed to be?

So what changed?  Why did I find myself posing in front of a stranger with a camera yesterday?

You’ll want to read Tina’s entire article! Follow this link to do that: http://clericaladvantage.com/2015/03/yes-im-an-over-fifty-overweight-woman-in-tech/.