Conquering a Fear

My friend Amy Edwards emailed me on 4/26/16 about being on her podcast The Real Show. I responded to her on 6/28/17. MORE. THAN. A. YEAR. LATER.

First, so you know how my brain works. I thought about that email a lot over the year. I never forgot about it. And I left it unread in my inbox the entire time. I would revisit it, think about it, and close it. Again and again. Not because I didn’t want to do the interview and not because I didn’t have the time. But 100% because I was scared.

Many people are surprised to find that I am an introvert in many ways. And that I have anxiety in social settings and that I have anxiety when it comes to speaking–in front of an audience, camera, or microphone.

A mentor of mine recently gave me a little talking to. It was time to do the things that scare me. In doing so, I will grow. After leaving our coffee date, I started saying “yes” to things I was scared of and started approaching certain situations with more bravery and more confidence. It’s been pleasantly surprising to operate in this manner. So much more peace and calm.

And look! I now have my first podcast under my belt. I was so nervous. Listening to it today a few months after we recorded, I am really proud of myself. Not for talking about my life for 30 minutes, but for conquering a fear of mine and surviving!

Listen as I share a bit of my journey as mother, founder of Tribe, and as someone trying to live a positive and balanced life. You can also find the podcast on iTunes.

Thank you for the continued love and encouragement!

Alex founded Hello My Tribe not because she was an expert on motherhood, but because she was a mom who desperately needed support and community. During those tough first months of motherhood, Alex spent day after day reading and learning about motherhood. She learned: 1. She wasn’t alone in her feelings about motherhood. 2. Everything we could have ever dreamt of existed for the baby, but there was a lack of resources for the woman/mother 3. There are many maternal health issues in our country that need attention and need to be addressed. Hello My Tribe was built upon these needs. Previous to launching Hello My Tribe in 2016, Alex was a professional and volunteer fundraiser, raising millions of dollars for non-profit organizations. Alex lives in Austin, TX with her husband, son, and two rescue dogs.