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January 3, 2020

Letting Go of the Fear of Rejection

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May I let go of the fear of rejection

To say I have a fear of rejection is an understatement. I’ve been scared of rejection my entire life. And the fear has heavily influenced many decisions. I applied early decision to college because I didn’t want to see rejection letters from my reach schools. I’ve played it safe in relationships, because I’ve been scared of that rejected feeling. And most recently, I’ve stalled on a new business I’ve wanted to start for years.

I have decided that 2020 is the year that I am letting go of the fear of rejection… and my fear of failure. I am ready to take chances in all aspects of my life. Just typing this scares me so incredibly much. But it’s time. It’s time to let go because if I never try, I can never truly succeed.

The majority of the top leaders of the world failed before they succeeded. I read that Thomas Edison tried more than 10,000 times before he invented the lightbulb. And his idea was heavily rejected, many calling it a sham. Anna Wintour was fired from Harper’s Bazaar because her work was considered too edgy. She later called that rejection her “lucky break.” Even Oprah Winfrey was deemed “unfit for television” and fired from her first job as a news anchor!

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So I’m going to do my best to take note of some of my role models and learn it’s ok to get rejected. It’s ok to fail. Everyone will have their opinions. But at the end of the day, no matter what, you tried. And you will be ok.

“There is freedom waiting for you,
On the breezes of the sky,
And you ask ‘What if I fall?’
Oh but my darling,
What if you fly?”
― Erin Hanson

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36 Comments

  1. Erika W. commented:

    I forgot Anna Wintour had been at Bazaar! The good thing about rejection is it can def make you work harder bc you realize exactly what you want… I love your book reviews so look forward to seeing those too! Insta handle: pinkandgreenmom

    Published 1.3.20 Reply
    • Sydne commented:

      I forgot too! I remembered after doing some research.
      And so glad you like the book reviews! I’ve been reading a ton so definitely more coming your way 🙂

      Published 1.4.20 Reply
  2. Kim H commented:

    Would love to see new travel adventures!
    @skyejaden

    Published 1.3.20 Reply
    • Sydne commented:

      Need to book some!

      Published 1.4.20 Reply
  3. Jordan Perkins commented:

    Love celeb dupes for less! But self care mini moments could be a fun feature once a week

    @jordantroublefield

    Published 1.3.20 Reply
    • Sydne commented:

      Ooh love that idea. Thanks Jordan!

      Published 1.4.20 Reply
  4. Ananya R commented:

    This is indeed an important life lesson. I’m glad you included this topic because failure teaches you more than winning, it teaches you how to keep going.
    Instagram- aprilbornie

    Published 1.3.20 Reply
    • Sydne commented:

      You said it so well!

      Published 1.4.20 Reply
  5. Teresa Strahan commented:

    I’m praying I find the strength to love myself again. I have been in abusive relationships my whole life and am finally breaking the cycle. 2020 is my year!!

    Published 1.3.20 Reply
    • Sydne commented:

      I’m so sorry to hear that Teresa but good for you! Sending so much love and strength your way for 2020!

      Published 1.4.20 Reply
  6. Supritha Lakshminarayan commented:

    Thank you so much for always inspiring!! It is an incredible feeling to let go of the fear of rejection!
    Always so nice to read your post,Would love to see more BTS 😍❤️❤️
    @supritha_lakshminarayan

    Published 1.4.20 Reply
    • Sydne commented:

      Aw thanks girl! Yes, will try my best to do more BTS this year!!

      Published 1.4.20 Reply
  7. Brittany Green commented:

    I have always liked when you have done home/interiors content. I definitely have some pics of your living room & sofa on my Pinterest board!

    @brittjade80

    Published 1.4.20 Reply
    • Sydne commented:

      Aw that makes me so happy. thanks girl!

      Published 1.4.20 Reply
  8. Sandy Weinstein commented:

    @eview1, you look fabulous as usual. the background, the shots, the clothes are just magic. one of my New Year’s resolutions is to get back in shape, so how do you stay in such great shape. redskin for aging skin, adult acne

    Published 1.4.20 Reply
    • Sandy Weinstein commented:

      skincare for aging not redskin

      Published 1.4.20 Reply
    • Sydne commented:

      Great ideas, thank you! I def suffer from adult acne now and then so always try to include what has worked for me and will continue to do so!

      Published 1.4.20 Reply
  9. Paulina Ríos commented:

    Probably the times they rejected me, for whatever reason, were the times I learned the most, especially about myself. Great post!
    IG: pepitarios

    Published 1.4.20 Reply
    • Sydne commented:

      So true! So much learning to be had from rejection

      Published 1.4.20 Reply
  10. Gloria Montano commented:

    I will like to see more videos of the many outfits that you can do with one item. I love your page. Happy New Year

    Published 1.4.20 Reply
    • Sydne commented:

      Thanks Gloria! I will definitely be doing more of those!

      Published 1.4.20 Reply
  11. Melissa Gumke commented:

    Hey Sydne! Happy New Year!! I’d love to see more posts on everyday makeup, everyday effortless causal (but oh so stylish) outfits!!
    Oh and more posts with your pup because we can’t get enough!!
    (My Instagram is melibeli55)

    Published 1.4.20 Reply
    • Sydne commented:

      Thanks for the input!

      Published 1.4.20 Reply
  12. Illy Junus commented:

    I love this reminder, to always push forward and never give up on your dreams. 2019 teach me a lot of things, really hoping a new beginning for 2020. I always love your celebrity dupes and how you find the lower prize point but looking as stylish as the celebrity. I also love more casual option for holiday parties. IG @illyjns

    Published 1.4.20 Reply
    • Sydne commented:

      Yes, new beginning for all of us for the new decade!!
      And thanks for the input on posts!

      Published 1.4.20 Reply
  13. Pamela Sloss commented:

    I love the inspiration in your stories. Give us more so we can do and be better in 2020. @slossyshouse

    Published 1.4.20 Reply
  14. Anne Scott commented:

    I think your words are so inspiring here. Letting go of the fear is something I know I need and I appreciated reading this. I think your blog is great! And I especially like your lifestyle section. I would love to see a bit more in that section though on wellness particularly health and nutrition. Anyway, the charitable contribution is a great giveaway idea. @annes13i

    Published 1.5.20 Reply
  15. Shelley commented:

    Love that Erin Hanson quote! Would love to see more DIY ideas/projects! 🙂

    Published 1.5.20 Reply
    • Shelley commented:

      Oooops forgot to add IG handle: @shelleytibbetts

      Published 1.5.20 Reply
  16. rana durham commented:

    ig @rannydayz i love to see more fashion about the weather, movie themes

    Published 1.5.20 Reply
    • Sydne commented:

      Thanks for the input!

      Published 1.5.20 Reply
  17. rana durham commented:

    @rannydayz on ig i would love to see more fashion thats built around your fave movies fashion

    Published 1.5.20 Reply
  18. Katie commented:

    Don’t let fear not let you do what you want or what you are meant to do!!! Gorgeous photos! @katie_jo5

    Published 1.5.20 Reply
    • Sydne commented:

      Aw thanks Katie!

      Published 1.5.20 Reply
  19. Danielle Orr commented:

    Nice photos. You always look so beautiful and stylish.

    Published 1.6.20 Reply
  20. Dorthy Stephens commented:

    Oh and my IG name is dorthylouise

    Published 1.11.20 Reply

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