I used to love working with cameras, when gifted experts in film and fashion were running the show. Since transitioning out of those industries, I seldom have the chance.
For years, I’ve considered making my own impromptu videos. Each time the thought struck, though, I talked myself out of it with all sorts of excuses. I don’t have the right equipment…or skills…or fill-in-the-blank.
The closest I came was almost recording a vlog to demonstrate stepping out of my comfort zone, in honor of the Beauty of a Woman BlogFest last year. Somehow, everything else took priority. Why record a video, when I could be writing? Or doing laundry? Or my taxes?
Then something groovy happened.
I recently signed up for Marie Forleo’s B-School, which officially starts today. (I’m soooo stoked!) Since registering, I’ve been mingling with fellow classmates in a private Facebook group, where we were challenged to post a video selfie. It was just the nudge I needed to get my feet wet.
Sometimes a little nudge is all we need.
I quickly filmed myself gabbing and posted it in the group, where it was met with beautiful support (unsurprisingly; these folks are amazing). Immediately after, I thought, “Hey, I can do this!” Was it “perfect?” Heck no. But as we all know, there’s no such thing. Even if there were, vulnerability and realness would win big time.
So today, I’m challenging you all to step out of your comfort zones, in the name of #BOAW2016. Watch my short video—my first ever vlog!—to learn more.
As a reminder, the Beauty of a Woman BlogFest V will take place the first week in May, with registration taking place here in early April. In the meantime, let’s listen to those butterflies, yes?
While you’re welcome to use the comfort zone challenge as fodder for your fest entry, I hope you’ll consider getting started pronto. If you do, use the hashtag #BOAWComfortZone if/when you share it online. I can’t wait to see what y’all come up with!
Love and light,
Will you take up this challenge? What’s the last scary, strengthening step you took? I love hearing from you!