2018: Facing Your Fears

2018: Facing Your Fears

Happy new year darlings.

It’s about that time of the year where new year resolutions start flying everywhere on social media and a whole lot of recaps. I always look forward to these recaps as it’s helpful and one can pick lessons from others mistakes and lessons.

A good friend recently wrote a book and it’s a free download where he shares lessons he learnt in 2017. It’s an amazing one and there’s a lesson for everyone in it. Cop yours by clicking this link.

This time last year, I was sharing a recap of my 2016, you can read it here. It was an horrible year for me but ended awesome. I wanted to do same but it’s going to be too long a post, hence I’m going to be sharing in bits in subsequent posts.

I’m glad you stick with me and yet to unsubscribe from my blog despite my inconsistency, I really do appreciate you. I’d be having a giveaway later on my Instagram page. You should please follow me Debwritesblog.

Related: 2016: Lost But Found

The life we live in now has made most of us always share our success stories so people can always perceive us as the epitome of perfections. We all know fully well that life is filled with ups and downs, so what happen to talking about the downs so we could uplift another and make them realize they are not alone.

facing your fear

I had some epic failures in the course of the past year which I could relate to fear. I’m always really a scared person when I think about failing. This fear of failure always make me take several steps back when I need to take up initiatives and smash them.

I’d watch others do the same thing and tell myself I’m going for it too. When it’s time, I panic and I don’t see it through to the end.


Towards the end of last year, I told myself I was going to do this and this and that and I’m not going to stop. Here I am, achieving and smashing all these. And there’s not going to be anything stopping me. When all these are completely achieved, I’m definitely going to share with you all and tag it My Success Story.

I think the biggest reason for these fears is because I always allow my emotions control my decision. I worry more about how people will feel. Will I hurt them? How will my actions make them feel? Will it make them hate me? And all those plenty questions that doesn’t give a damn about ME but others.



I decided to write them down, lean into these fears, laugh at them and believed in myself. Everyday, I try to learn something new and find a way into viewing life as a creative and wild adventure. I dared the scariest of my dreams and told myself I can do it irrespective of what the outcome will be- good or bad.

It’s a new year, and it’s not too late to go for all those things that will make your heart beat for joy. Do not let anyone or anything make you feel you are inferior or bully you into not taking certain steps. Face them and do not stop until you are proud of who you are and what you have become.

Here’s to wishing us a prosperous new year filled with blessedness, accomplished goals, breakthrough and success.

Do that which you fear the most and revitalize all lost hopes.



Akingboye Deborah
You guessed right, my name is Deborah! And welcome to my blog. I love exploring issues around relationships, love, fashion, books, movies, health, career...basically everything you can think of when you think of lifestyle, yeah. Welcome to my blog!

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  • Jolaade Philips January 1, 2018 2:14 pm


  • susanspecs January 1, 2018 3:18 pm

    You are back!!!!! it was just a while, but I missed your posts. I’ll be waiting for your success story, and I pray it comes sooner than you expect.
    Happy New Year??

  • AkandeMaria oluwaseyi January 2, 2018 5:22 am

    Happy New Year Debsblog,this has really been what I have been passing tru fears of what others feel but I believe with this word of encouragement 2018 will be great. Thanks once again to Debsblog

  • Phaytea’s Pulse January 4, 2018 4:15 am

    Thanks for the encouraging words and Cheers to doing it afraid this year….Love your green skirt…Have a fulfilling 2018 Dear

  • Lara Oseni January 4, 2018 12:43 pm

    “Do that which you fear the most and revitalize all lost hopes” this is it!

    Thanks for sharing, dear. That’s how we didn’t hook up again till you left for Abuja….I’ll report you to my lawyer ?

    • Akingboye Deborah January 4, 2018 12:45 pm

      My dear Lara ?? glad you picked a lesson. Lemme just come to your WhatsApp ASAP ?

  • oshamebinum January 5, 2018 10:27 am

    nice post Debs!

  • girleccentric January 11, 2018 5:19 am

    This is encouraging… Happy new year to you too.
    P. S
    I love your shirt.

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