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My sweet entrepreneur-sister-in-crime, Whitney Biber, came across this article by Jess Lively and thought hey, we should write our own versions! So today, in an effort for transparency, human connection and the confirmation that social media doesn’t always tell the whole story – I’m about to let you in on some of my top secret fears.  You can check out Whit’s here.

Drumroll….these are the things I am most afraid to tell you.  

I’m not positive what I want to do in my career 5 years from now. As a career coach, people expect you to have a clear career path. I think for me, I spend so much time focusing on other people’s careers that I need to consciously remind myself that I need to plan for my future as well!

I don’t think we should bash Donald Trump. Now, I want to be clear, I did not vote for Trump (or Hillary for that matter). And I’m all for freedom of speech and factually stating when he says things that are ludicrous.  But! I don’t think we make any change by continuing the bashing conversation.  Love it or hate it, he is our President and we need to take an active part in understanding a very divided America. And empathy needs to be shown on both sides (ahem, Meryl Streep) – whether that person voted for Trump or not.  (I realize this a very sensitive, complex issue so please be equally respectful of my opinion here.)

I worry that people will perceive me as only a career hungry woman because I am strong-willed, love working and am incredibly ambitious.  But I also really would love a family of my own. Like a soccer team of kiddos. Preferably half biological, half adopted. And a cute hubs who isn’t intimidated by my ambition + wants to run alongside with similar passions.

I want to talk about singleness more because I know my experience could help someone else, but I don’t want to be perceived as “that girl”.  Singleness can be hard, but I don’t want it to define me.  Sometimes I get embarrassed that I still have discontentment in this area of my life. 

I tell people all the time that they should just start their own business and do it full time, but I haven’t done it myself. If I’m honest, I haven’t done it mostly because of fear. Well, and because I love my current job. But sometimes I worry that I look hypocritical when I tell people to do something I’m not doing myself.

When I’m feeling really sad, a spray tan makes me feel a zillion times better. Don’t knock it until you try it 😉

Wooffff. Thanks for listening. And not judging. And if you feel comforted in our similar fears, well, then this post served its purpose.

What about you? What things are you afraid of people knowing about you?

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Things I Am Afraid to Tell You

January 11, 2017

  1. Melissa Ford

    January 11th, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    I love the transparency here! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Jena Viviano

    January 17th, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    Thanks for reading!

  3. Alexis

    January 11th, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    I love your honesty. I think you should talk about singleness more, I’d love to here your perspective on it and it is something that a lot of women struggle with. I personally struggle with singleness and I get so embarrassed to even talk about it sometimes because I also never want to be "that girl" and I never want to admit how lonely I am sometimes. And we all have a guilty pleasure that helps us feel better when we are down, I personally watch reruns of Keeping Up With the Kardashians and I’m not afraid to admit it 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  4. Jena Viviano

    January 17th, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    Alexis! Thanks for your sweet words! I will definitely take your advice and write some more singleness posts!! KUTK is one of my favorites as well…I hate myself for it! haha

  5. whitney

    January 11th, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    you’re amazing and brave!! love seeing you live free! 🙂 #BOSS

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I'm here to make sure you become irresistible to recruiters and hiring managers. In an extremely competitive marketplace, I can show you how to take back control of the job search, become a stand-out candidate and ultimately land you your dream career. Oh, and I promise to make the process fun. Yes, fun.

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