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How I Faced My Fear | My Story…

14/08/2015

It`s been almost a month since i graduated. Before i started school i knew it wouldn`t be an easy road for me but what kept me motivated was that i had goals and a perspectives that i was working towards to achieve. One major thing that i learnt was to see difficulty differently and to push through it. After three and a half years of being in Germany, i decided it was time for me to work on having a career. After my son enrolled in Kindergarten, this dream of mine came true. Little did i know what was awaiting me!

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Happy Friday Muffins!

I had to learn how to make effective presentations in class. And you all know how your visuals can make or break your presentation. My oh my, only God knows how hard that was! Not only did my grades depended on exams and answering questions in class, but also how creative i was in general. This was something i had never done back when i was in high school.  Infact if i remember correctly, the order of the day for us was that the teacher had control over the class. The work of the students was either to write or to listen to what was being taught, unless of course when one was asked a question. Easy right? Well in Germany it is totally the opposite. The teaching system is totally different from what i experienced in Kenya. It`s the students who do most of the research.

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I had to work my way up. Not only was the language the biggest challange for me but also FEAR. Fear of Failure and Rejection to be precise! I always thought ,,What if i gave my best and it still wasn`t enough?”. At that point i learnt that this four letter word could handicap and stop me from moving forward! That`s not what i had planned for. It was then that i decided to FACE THE FEAR! It was either that or i had to make a decision to quit school and give up on my dreams. There was no in between. I needed to find out if this fear was true or not.

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One thing that i for sure knew was that i couldn’t fight this battle alone. I had faith that God would see me through. And he sure did! The Bible says that Faith without action is death. You can believe and believe but if you don`t put action behind it, it would be of no good. You have to meet God half way! And that`s exactly what i did. My solution was to fight for what i wanted. I can´t forget how late i slept doing research for Projects or Presentations and how early i used to get up to prepare for an exam! You can imagine how hard it is to study in a language that`s not your own! All i want to tell you my lovely readers is that it doesn`t matter the situation you are in. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade out of it. Don`t let fear stand in the way of your progress. What matters is how you embrace the situation.

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You know we can`t have victory without a battle. We can`t be overcomers unless there is something to overcome, right? Neither can we have a triumph unless there is a challenge. Life in itself is a challenge my friends. It`s not going to be easy but it is doable. Atleast for me it was worth every sweat, sacrifice and pain. In less than a month i will be starting work :). My main goal right now is to make the rest of my life the best of my life and not get stuck at this point in my life. I want to get past this point in my life because i know on the other side of that fear, of that doubt, of that anxiety is my BREAKTHROUGH… my MILESTONE!

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I am not yet where i want to be but i am glad i`m not where i used to be!

What has been your biggest challenges so far this year? I would love to read them on the comment section down below ..

Thank you so much for reading 🙂

Love

Milly 🙂

 

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51 Comments

  • Reply Tiffany 14/08/2015 at 12:32 pm

    Hi! I absolutely love this post! Your story reminded me of Jehoshaphat and how he looked to God during uncertain times! I’m so glad you chose the path of faith! You are beautiful inside out and I adore this look! Pretty in red! Happy weekend to you sis!

    • Styled by Milly
      Reply Styled by Milly 14/08/2015 at 12:46 pm

      Thank you so much Tiffany! I’m glad you found this helpful! Always have faith in all you do hun and the Lord will never leave nor forsake you! Be blessed hunny

  • Reply DAMARIS KARIUKI 14/08/2015 at 1:57 pm

    I call this motivation Friday….. Nice piece Hun.

  • Reply Linda 14/08/2015 at 2:31 pm

    I am so happy for you dear. Faith in God is key..Wishing you the very best in your endeavors and even as you start a new job..xx
    Looking good btw

    http://www.lindasworldofstyle.blogspot.com

  • Reply emily warinda 14/08/2015 at 3:11 pm

    I love how the pictures coincide with the flow of the story.. You look so beautiful hunny its just unexplainable… and how you carry yourself with everything you juggle is very admirable.. I am so proud of you mama…. you are one beautiful soul.. God bless you love

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      Reply Styled by Milly 14/08/2015 at 3:21 pm

      Aaaw warinda! You are way too kind! I’m so glad you loved the post! You are appreciated hun! Thank you so much

  • Reply Wenluditoh Daniellah 14/08/2015 at 4:32 pm

    I understand you so much, The language is the biggest challenge if you are in a Foreign country and German is worse, Its been a BIG challenge to me as well because at the end of the day you want to give your best in class but lack the right words to describe it and end up loosing marks on something you knew so well and at the same time you want to make everyone who support you like Bae and your son proud of you after every exam and we are used to bringing good grades home so you just must do something. It involves sleepless nights and with a kid It is difficult I understand

    But am so proud of you cause you knew it was worth it and knew you were going to make it and only that is Enough for an ACHIEVEMENT I believe. Back to this outfit yawa jaber I actually thought it was a skirt until I saw the last foto and realised its a short and like I mentioned on Facebook it suits you so well!!!Those flats are the weekend best with the outfit it looks so great!
    Thumbs up to the outfit and Post!!
    Enjoy your WEEKEND…

    http://www.fashiongalorelovers.com

    • Styled by Milly
      Reply Styled by Milly 14/08/2015 at 6:58 pm

      Yes Wendy! As I was writing this post you came to my mind! German is a very difficult language I must say bit that won’t stop us from achieving our goals! Just hold on tight to your faith and give it all and I’m sure everything will fall into place! Thank you so much hun!

  • Reply Maurice kings Odhiambo 14/08/2015 at 5:02 pm

    This is awesome, keep it up, you inspire me to do more writing. Be blessed.

    • Styled by Milly
      Reply Styled by Milly 14/08/2015 at 6:59 pm

      Aaaw! Thank you so much Maurice! You should go back to writing! I would love to read a piece from you one of these fine days!

  • Reply Eunice 14/08/2015 at 6:28 pm

    Beautiful post hon. Having had a difficult pregnancy and lost my job in the process and losing the baby two weeks after delivery- my faith was shaken in a major way.
    A year later, I’m regaining it slowly and working towards getting back on my feet. Taking control of my career as well as my faith.

    http://www.nyagem.com

    • Styled by Milly
      Reply Styled by Milly 14/08/2015 at 7:02 pm

      Ooh no Eunice! So sorry about that! I always believe everything happens for a reason so don’t get discouraged jaber. God has good plans for you trust me! don’t lose that faith either hun! You need it so much. I admire your strength! I have witnessed someone loosing a child and it led to depression! The worst feeling ever. So its always important to take your time to heal and recover from the loss. Thank you so much for sharing your story hun

  • Reply Natalia 14/08/2015 at 7:01 pm

    Congratulations on the huge achievement of acknowledging fear and fighting it! You are inspiring!

    Natalia
    http://www.lindifique.com

  • Reply Mira Tolvanen 14/08/2015 at 8:10 pm

    Looks great!

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  • Reply Amy Ann 14/08/2015 at 8:38 pm

    Fear is always a tough thing to battle! Congrats on your achievement! I love the red on you.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Reply lorna okeyo 14/08/2015 at 9:13 pm

    i don’t know where to start my dear one,this post has just made my friday i was having a rough day,but thanks to you sweetie,you have killed it ,talk of the outfit,those shorts mummie, don’t even say the bag i mean everything,this article is so inspiring to many…………..that is why you will remain my role model in everything,#beauty and brains,,,,,,,,continue with the good work milly am really inspired….much love from me mwaaaaaaaaaaaa

    • Styled by Milly
      Reply Styled by Milly 14/08/2015 at 10:28 pm

      And much love from me too Lorna!,So glad you were inspired! That was my goal for this post! You are appreciated

  • Reply Tanya 14/08/2015 at 9:18 pm

    I understand you so much Milly, when I moved to Canada I had so much fears, because it was a life change for me, and we are still going through hard times because of our ex employers, but I never stop believing in good. I like how positive and motivational your post is! We should all work hard for our dreams to come true and not be afraid of anything that might happen)
    Have a lovely weekend darling!

    http://www.StripesNVibes.com
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    • Styled by Milly
      Reply Styled by Milly 14/08/2015 at 10:31 pm

      Yes Tanya! That’s what life is made up of! Nothing comes easy and when you fight for your dreams, its always so worth it at the end! You know no one can take away your blessings! Not even your ex employers! Your life alone is an inspiration yo many! Continue being you Tanya! Thank you for stopping by

  • Reply Cielo Fronteras 14/08/2015 at 11:08 pm

    Congratulations on your achievement! You look great too! Love your pics! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  • Reply Kim 15/08/2015 at 8:02 am

    This is such a cute outfit! Who doesn’t like red? i’m obsessed with the color. You look so chic.
    Kim
    http://www.stylingmom.com

  • Reply Len Parent 15/08/2015 at 12:53 pm

    Hi Gorgeous Milly! I love how creative you are in all your photos! Love it! Love your style girl! Simply STUNNING! Hope you had a wonderful weekend my love! :=)
    http://www.lenparent.com

  • Reply Helder Pereira 15/08/2015 at 3:26 pm

    You look beautiful dear!

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  • Reply Winfred 15/08/2015 at 4:04 pm

    Lovely post my dear
    and great pictures
    everybody can do with a little motivation every now and then xoxo

    http://itsjustwinnie.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Reply Layla 16/08/2015 at 2:18 pm

    I love this post – one, you look absolutely gorgeous and the red and white looks gorgeous on you!!

    When you said about faith – that’s so true, you need to believe in what you want to do but also put in the effort and time – it’s all about that balance and really working for what you want, believing in what you want and going for it!

    Such a lovely post and I cannot wait to see more from you! 🙂

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

    • Styled by Milly
      Reply Styled by Milly 16/08/2015 at 7:44 pm

      Thank you Layla! This is so encouraging.. I am definitely looking forward to sharing more posts like this!

  • Reply Laura Mitbrodt 17/08/2015 at 6:37 am

    I love your red shorts, especially the buttons in the front
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

  • Reply sand 17/08/2015 at 8:04 am

    Love your post 🙂 Kiss kiss from France,Sand.

    http://www.taimemode-fashionblog.com

    • Styled by Milly
      Reply Styled by Milly 17/08/2015 at 8:16 am

      I’m glad you loved it just as much as I did! Thank you

  • Reply Danielle 17/08/2015 at 2:41 pm

    Aaww!! I loved reading this!! Way to go!! Awesome for putting your life into perspective and reaching your goals!! Fear is the worst and faith is the best!! :)!! Have an amazing week!!

    Danielle
    http://www.blushblossom.com

  • Reply Vanessa 17/08/2015 at 5:48 pm

    YOU are so cute, Milly! Love your red skirt and your beautiful smile!
    Also, I love the fact that you read – those pics came out so cute!!!
    Wish you a Happy Monday, and I hope your day is as beautiful as you are!
    XOXO, Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.net

    • Styled by Milly
      Reply Styled by Milly 17/08/2015 at 6:21 pm

      Aaaw!,Thank you so much! I’m quite surprised how so many people thought this was a skirt! Its actually a short..
      You are really sweet! I appreciate it hun!

  • Reply Rach 17/08/2015 at 6:25 pm

    That is awesome that you faced your fear! Kudos for working so hard! With this motivation, you will definitely get to where you want to be! By the way, those shorts are AMAZING!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  • Reply Elle 18/08/2015 at 6:06 am

    Congrats dear ,though late but hey better late trhan never.You can never go wrong by trusting God. You are such an inspiration and so is this.Share :-).
    http://www.proudlyelled.com

  • Reply Ramona 18/08/2015 at 10:12 am

    Red definitely is your color. I love how you dressed it up and down just by changing shoes.
    xoxo
    Ramona

    http://ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie

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