Jenna: A Pep Talk

I  have a few friends that could use this. Including myself. 
You can do this. I promise. The worst that can happen is that you put yourself out there, try, it doesn’t pan out, and then you’re right back where you are now. Which, let’s face it, isn’t all that bad. You have to take risks for the chance of a reward. In life, career, fitness – it doesn’t matter. If don’t take good decision based risks, nothing will ever change.

I know it’s scary. Trust me. Taking that first step can be the hardest of all, especially when you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. Think about all you’ve been through. In 2012, the universe decided to punch me in the face, and kicked me while I was down. I got back up. And so will you.


If you make decisions based on fear, things will continue to feel like yuck. You’ll wake up every day wondering “what if”. You’ve taken the first step. Have confidence in yourself and your experiences. They have all happened for a reason, and gotten you to precisely where you are right now. Trust that this is exactly where you are supposed to be, no matter what happens.


Yes. You will do this.


4 thoughts on “Jenna: A Pep Talk

  1. I think I’ll wait for the universe to punch me in the face before I punch back. I am not in a hurry to potentially lose our house, my car, and possibly be unable to care for my pets just on the whim that I need to stop living in the “what if” and take a leap. I’m guessing that’s not the concept that you’re intending to convey, but that’s what I took. It’s 40% fear holding me back, 60% realistic outlook. The fear is what I hear when I say “No” to some proposed stunt or impromptu invitation. Fear of the unknown is 100% present in those scenarios. When it comes to careers though, it’s not so much that I’m fearful of change or the unknown – it’s that to start over takes our income much lower than is feasible for the material possessions we own (which while few, are quite large), and increases our expenses (school, training, startup costs). It’s unrealistic. So instead, I stay where it works. For now.

      • This is excellent advice for a job interview! I was in that place in 2008 – moving to a new city, no job, no apartment, and a car on its last legs. But it all worked out! I just had to keep saying “YES”.
        I hope all the best for your friend and she’s doing well to have a person like you in her life!

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