The Lesson I Learned About Doubting My Power

Tamyara Brown
4 min readDec 27, 2022

For the last few years, I’ve doubted my power I wrote, but I didn’t publish it. I created and shared, but once I posted, my anxiety kicked into high gear. Yet, when the work I created didn’t get the accolades of social media likes, clicks and celebration, I let my power of me fade. The biggest demons we face exist inside of us. I live with the fear of not being good enough. The rotations of stepping out and letting the rejection of my craft as a human, graphic designer, and writer push me behind the scene. This July, I realized I was in a deep insanity in allowing fear stealing from me. That I missed my mark by letting fear pen my forty-plus years.

This horrendous blizzard that hit and had me house bound made me really look at my life. They say in the storm it teaches you how strong you are. You also find out your strengths and weaknesses. I saw I kept penning the same story but not given my life a different scenario.

The lesson I learned is I’ve taken risks, but I’ve played it safe way more than I should have. My Uncle Khalid used to say, “you can’t be great and play it safe.” I lost my power, fearing the risks and the truth is playing it safe has cost me more. So with this blog, I hope to help some of the youth, women, and men to find their purpose, those fearing the risks associated with their dreams and destiny. To take back the power they already have inside of them. This for me was a soul searching moment.

My power is being taken back by renewing Tamyara. I have to believe that everything I want is on the other side of fear and…

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Tamyara Brown

Tamyara is an author of eight novels, blogger, graphic and website designer. She is also the host of B.L.A.H Diaries.