Some days, I wonder what in the world I’m doing with this blog. I’m a shy person, a highly sensitive introvert, and yet I’m putting myself out there for the whole world to see (and judge). I’m letting people I don’t even know into the privacy of my thoughts, and I’m sharing things about our life that some of our closest relatives don’t even know.
So the “What am I doing” question that plagues my thoughts day in and day out are totally justified. I just wish I could turn them off.
In the five years that I’ve been writing on this blog and sharing about our life, I’ve learned a lot about myself. I’ve always been the type to be in charge. I’ve owned a couple of online businesses, and I work better when I’m in control. With that being said, the insecurity that comes with owning my own business can sometimes be so overwhelming that I begin to question myself and the decisions I’ve made. “Why did I do this” and “Why didn’t I do that” gets old.
It’s funny because I’ve had to do things the last few years that have made me incredibly uncomfortable. I still remember the first time I traveled alone, on a plane, for a blog-related event. I remember the first time I had to speak about myself to a group of my peers. I remember when I had to speak up at a celebrity interview and ask a question. I remember speaking to a group of professional executives about what I do and how it could help them.
Remember, y’all — I’m shy. My face turns red the moment someone even mentions my name. My heart starts racing so fast that my heart feels likes it’s going to explode in my chest anytime I have to talk or address a group of people.
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But you know what else I am, I’m strong. And a little bit crazy.
This is what I see when I walk into my office every morning. When I start feeling self doubt, I look up and read it to myself until it starts sinking in. Sometimes it starts sounding like a chant, but it works.
“I am going to succeed because I am crazy enough to think I can.”
Wall Written Vinyl Wall Statements
When I was first contacted by Wall Written to see if I was interested in any of the vinyl wall statements, to be honest, I really wasn’t interested. But I decided to take a look at what options they had available and when I saw this one, I knew I had to have it for my home office.
The vinyl statement from Wall Written comes rolled up in a hard cardboard tube to protect it while shipping. Before placing your statement, you have to allow it to uncurl and use the enclosed scraper to make sure all the vinyl is properly attached to the transfer paper. For us, it was a two day project because I wanted to make sure the paper was completely uncurled before attempting to place it on the wall since it was so big.
When it came to actually getting the statement onto the wall, it took two people and four hands. If you are dealing with a smaller statement, you may be able to get by with just one person. But with something this big, you need two people.
After deciding where we wanted to place it on the wall, we marked our corners and then removed the backing to expose the sticky side of the vinyl. Aligning with our already marked corners, we placed it back on the wall, and again used the scraper to make sure the vinyl was adhering to the wall. We had to coax some letters more than others, but eventually we got them all nicely secured onto the wall.
I was worried how well the Wall Written vinyl statement would stick considering our walls are textured, but it turned out much better than I had anticipated and I couldn’t be more happy with how it looks in my office.
I don’t think I’ll ever get over my fear and hesitations about myself, but I do know that when I put my all into something, I will succeed. For me, there is no other option. If that means feeling uncomfortable and doing those outside of my comfort zone, I’m all in! Remember y’all — I’m a little bit crazy!
If you would like to browse the selection of vinyl wall statements available at Wall Written, click through to see all the possibilities.
Do you have any wall art in your home?
I love yoru wall art quote. I currently do NOT have any wall art/quotes in my house… we are renting and are in the process of moving. BUT my next house WILL. 🙂
I DO have wall art! I have a bible verse in my hallway, and a collage of photos of my husband and myself in my bedroom. I love it and how easy it is!
it’s a great phrase. i’d love some vinyl art in my bedroom
Penelope Guzman says
I do! Mine says “Do what you love, Love what you do” and it always inspires me to keep on doing what I love.
Sara P. (@SensiblySara) says
I love that vinyl, but I thought it said ‘CRANKY’ (not crazy!)! Our walls are textured (UGH) so I don’t think vinyls would stick to them.
Digna D. says
Love your motto.
LOVE your quote. I have a couple quotes on our walls but nothing large like that.
I LOVE that quote. First time hearing it and am not going to forget it.
I love your sign — it is so true!
Liz Mays says
I don’t have any in this house, but I had some in my last house in my scrapbooking room. I had several quotes to inspire me!
On we are besties and I didn’t even know it. I’ve the same argument with my self constantly. It’s a struggle but I’m learning to find a balance. That same quote is on my daily journal but love the idea of making it a wall decal.
Valerie Remy-Milora says
What a great wall quote but more importantly what a great statement about you! I can relate, I’m one who does much better when I am in control of my own destiny and God knows I question my decisions quite frequently.. but in many ways that’s what adds a little spice to my life, keeps me humble, and motivated to always push forward 🙂
valmg @ From Val's Kitchen says
No wall art here. Hubby was a painter and is very anti anything that sticks to walls. You are not crazy, you have a kind heart and work hard and you will succeed!
Kathleen Kennedy-Leon says
I do indeed have wall art-mine says love and family makes a home–I love inspirational sayings!! It’s a great way to fill some space and be happy at the same time
Kathy Godbey says
Great wall quote! I’m just settling into a new home office and may just need something like this to keep me motivated. 🙂
I absolutely LOVE that wall decor. I don’t have any as of right now but I see that changing in the near future!
Oh I had to smile just reading the title!!
YES!!! Big huge YES!!
Elizabeth Ferree says
I love your wall quote. I need something about life and lemons or getting up and trying it again. Never giving up type of stuff. I love that you have it where you will see it all the time.
Karen W says
I love that quote! I’m a lot like you. Sometimes I wonder what the heck I’m doing?! LOL
Robin Gagnon says
I love it. Sometimes I am still amazed that I earn a living doing this 🙂
I love this! Even though we have the strength inside of us it’s nice to have a visual reminder as you work. I need something like this in my office!
Kelly Hutchinson says
I absolutely love this decal! It says everything I would like to shout to the word, but am too shy to do it lol
Chelle @ Oh Just Stop Already says
Oh I love it! I need that in a tattoo form for my forearm. I can’t wait till we move and have better walls to decorate. We used to have a vinyl in the kids bathroom that reminded them to flush, brush, and wash. It was super cute and lasted for 3 years.
We rent so I haven’t used wall art yet, but want to. I love the quote by the way. 🙂
I need these kind of posters all over my house just to remind me that I can do this all the time
Sounds like me! I’m a pretty shy and quiet person, yet I’m also strong and self-driven. I’ve attempted to apply wall art on my walls in the past, but I didn’t have any luck. However, I wouldn’t mind having one that’s Audrey Hepburn or nautical related. 🙂
What a fantastic quote! I’ve always wanted to get a vinyl quote to put somewhere in my house. Love it.
Angela S says
That is such a great quote and your office is the perfect place for it. I am also shy and can totally relate to this. I have found that doing things that make me uncomfortable, seem to help me grow as a person.
Crystal Green says
It must be wall art week. I love the concept behind vinyl wall art. This is such a great quote! I never would have known your hesitations had you not shared them. I’m glad you share with us.
I currently don’t, but when I get my office finished, I’d like to get, “She believed she could, so she did” on my wall.
I had some in my daughters room but when we moved it did not come off well. Id love to get some more!
You go girl, so proud of you for stepping out and chasing this blogging thing.
We did in our last home, but our walls were smoother. We too have textured walls and so far I’ve tried putting vinyl wall art up in my laundry room and it hasn’t stuck very well – so it’s good to know that this company has a better quality that will adhere to textured walls.
I absolutely love this quote!
Marcie W. says
I can most definitely relate to this entire post! I am an introvert by nature, have difficulty meeting new people and speaking to a sizable group. I adore the vinyl wall quote you chose and definitely need to keep this in mind when I have social anxiety.