This morning marks off the beginning of LuLaRoe's annual conference for its retailers, Vision 2018. Last year, I had only been a retailer for a couple of months when Vision rolled around, so I couldn't attend, both for financial reasons and child care reasons (my husband was deployed at the time). I also hate to fly, but that was a minor reason last year not to attend...
This year, though, I was going! I was going to meet everyone on my team (most live on the west coast). I was going to meet all those amazing people I follow on Instagram! I was going to be inspired and my business was going to flourish!! I even purchased my ticket for this year's Vision when they were first available for purchase! I WAS GOING!!!
That is, until a couple months ago, when the fear crept in. The fear of getting on an airplane!! The fear of not knowing anyone there, the fear of putting too much financial strain on my family when my husband will be retiring from the Navy in a few months. But mostly the fear of flying. Everytime I thought about getting on that airplane, major anxiety would set in. Extreme anxiety. So I cancelled my Vision ticket. And I was okay with that decision. Until today.
Today, as people are posting on IG about packing, and arriving, and all the amazing things that will be happening over the next few days, I am having MAJOR FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). I want to get on an airplane and fly across the country and meet all these people, and learn all the things (and try on the JEANS!!!). But I can't, its too late! I scared myself out of a major opportunity!! And now I am kicking myself!!