No one ever got anywhere in life playing it safe.  You need to take risks in order to get the things that you want.  

I was taking a huge risk putting myself out there in the fashion blogging world.  I'm plus size, I only buy clothes that are on sale or discounted, I have flaws.  It's a scary thing putting pictures of yourself online and writing for the whole world to see.  But if I wouldn't have done that, I wouldn't be writing for this website and I wouldn't know that I had the overwhelming support of those around me.  

At first when people would ask me about my blog, I felt uncomfortable and weird discussing it because I didn't really know if I would accomplish anything and thought some people would see it as a failure.  To my surprise though, people were asking about it because they were genuinely interested in where I was finding such awesome clothes and why I decided to start it.

It all started because two different women at work, women I didn't know but just passed in the hallway occasionally, had said to me "I really love your clothes, you have such great style."  I went home after the second person said that to me and I told my husband I was thinking about writing a fashion blog for budget-conscious plus size women and he was totally on board.  In fact, he is my cameraman.  Anytime you see a photo of my on my blog that isn't a selfie, he is the one who took it.  And he has some great angle/pose suggestions!

The reason I'm putting this out there is that in whatever aspect of your life you're thinking about right now: your career, love, a new hobby, just take that leap.  It really may lead you to something great.  Even if it doesn't, I'm sure you'll learn some valuable lessons along the way.

If you'd like to see more from me stop by my blog: http://www.mightymurphinfashionranger.wordpress.com or visit my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/Mightymurphinfashionranger

Published by Christine Murphy