I’m Trying Something New, But I’m Terrified!

I am stepping out of my comfort zone today. I’m nervous and I’m scared that I will scare YOU. Like you will watch this and turn off your computer and run for the hills! (or at least the nearest Starbucks).

Please do me a favor and watch this, I promise, it’s not really that long… really. And when you do run off to Starbucks, I’d love a tall, non-fat, no whip Cafe Mocha. Thanks!

(video here)

What is your biggest fear?

Have a question or a topic for a future video? I’d love to hear it! Just leave a comment.

Amy Locurto Vlogs about Fear

About Amy Locurto

Amy is a creative mom of two and graphic designer. When she's not working on Living Locurto, she's busy designing Printable Party Supplies and working on I Heart Faces, her photography blog. Find Amy on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram.


  1. I’m afraid of failing. I want to start a blog but I worry that no one will read it or like it. I want to be a party planner but I worry that I’m not crafty enough and that no one will hire me. So my fear is failure. Can you offer any advise on how t conquer a fear? And I’d love advise on starting a blog, how do you get yourself known? Thank you! And thanks for suggesting the book Start, I will look for it!

  2. Amy your so cute. I loved seeing you on video. Can’ wait to follow along.

  3. You did an amazing job! I so scared of videos too!

  4. For being afraid, you did a great job!!! Love it all the way!!! I´m gonna buy that book!!! Expecting your next videos!!!

  5. Echo Gaines Day says:

    I'm digging your lamp! Great video. :)

  6. You’ll be awesome! Just you wait and see!

  7. I was totally terrified of Vlogging since I hate public speaking but decided to link up a couple weeks ago and it is not so bad. You did great.

  8. Angela Haynes says:

    Good job on your first video! I also need to start doing some videos and a blog and/or vlog. Where is the best place (free) to do a blog that connects to my website, facebook biz page, and newsletters? Thanks for your advice in advance! Also, how to get traffic to my FB biz page would be helpful. I am like all of the other ladies that fear failure in being self employed.

  9. Good for you for getting out there and making a video. But I’ll warn you, once you vlog, you won’t want to stop. :-)

  10. Hey Amy, I had this same fear about 10 years ago. I didn't know where to start with the party business. Then I found out about blogging and found my passion for helping people, marketing, planning parties, and computers all in one place! Just start small and build on things as you go. Get that Jon Acuff book. It will motivate you!

  11. You are so cute! I think you did a great job too! xo

  12. It is such a relief to see someone in a video rather in some polished, perfect photograph. You are beautiful, and I feel like I have a glimpse of the real you. I am terrified of people seeing the real me online. And I had to laugh when you admitted to normally wearing pajamas, etc. Knowing that you are a real person as well as an amazing blogger/photographer/crafter makes me love you even more.

    My biggest fear that is hindering me right now is getting back to blogging. My mother passed away six years ago after a long fight with early-onset dementia, and I was so grief-stricken I could no longer blog. At the time, my children were eleven and fourteen, I was a homeschooling mom, and I dabbled in photography. Now I don’t know who I am or what to blog about, but I have a strong desire to write. My youngest is headed to college this fall, I’m no longer homeschooling, and I haven’t touched my camera (except for a couple of occasions) in years.

    Where do I start? What do I write about? I am frozen in fear. I worry about my grammar. I worry about what someone I know in real life would think if they stumbled across my blog. I spend time tinkering on the back end of my blog rather than actually writing anything. Can you help?

  13. Great Job Amy! You looked like a vlogging pro!
    I'm biggest fear is creating something, ex. Designing a Party, and thinking that it looks great and the rest of the world disagrees, but is too "nice" to tell me.

  14. Hi Amy, I loved your video, because hearing your voice connects me to your blog. I can now see you saying something I am reading.
    My biggest fear is success, am a big saboteur of myself. I have been in direct sales for years & not really made much money. (Great hobbies) I am in one now I really love & I want to see this succeed. I need to start working on it NOW! I have been putting off getting Jon’s book, but I am going to get it today!

  15. But you did it! Good for you.

  16. Michaela Schmiesing Hamilton says:

    Way to go, Amy! Way to face your fear! This video thing is my fear as well…so you are MUCH braver than I! You inspire us {@makinglifewhimsical} on a daily basis and I'm thrilled to hear what is to come! You have so much passion, heart and TALENT! I look forward to more videos and INSPIRATION! xoxo {by the way…still in my PJs too!}

  17. Thanks for sharing your fear of doing videos. I have been thinking about creating a blog but I am not sure where to start. I have a lot of life lessons that I am going through right now and I fill like if I share my experiences that it might help someone else. I love your post and am looking forward to watching more of you on videos.

  18. Great job on the video, Amy!! Loved it. Ordering Jon’s book now! Thank you. <3 Heidi Rew

  19. Amy-
    Thank you for doing this video. I’ve admired you for years. I work FT as a marketing professional at a Bank and absolutely hate it. They don’t utilize my talents–basically I get paid to sit. I want to create, grow and help an organization grow! I tried to start my own marketing consulting firm a year ago, but working FT and having active kids–it was next to impossible. My husband doesn’t support the idea either, he is worried about the inconsistency of getting paid. Then, there is the self-doubt–I’ve been searching for 3 years to get out of the bank and into a different industry (doing marketing) and haven’t been hired. Maybe I’m too stale and no one wants me? Maybe I’m not as good as I think I am.
    So, after many years reading blogs, I decided–what the heck, I’ll try it. I love it. Its my creative outlet (since I’m not able to at work), but I am having a hard time getting (avid) followers. I can’t spend a lot of time on it because right now its just a hobby (remember, I work FT at a bank that doesn’t use me???!!). How do I move on, move up and do something better, grand, and amazing? I love change. But, I’m afraid of letting others down and failing.
    You are a marketing professional with a successful blog. Would you give us your top 10 must-do’s?
    Also–how do you figure out what your true passion is? I love to cook, bake, craft, graphic design, marketing, event planning, organizing…how to I choose? Do I have to? And, how do I sell it to my husband?
    Maybe I should have sent you an email, not such a long comment! Thanks for listening.
    Cindy @crazylou creations
    highkicks74 at gmail dot com

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