Despite how things may seem online or on television, no one is immune to failure—or the fear of failing. Former Fixer Upper star and Magnolia maven Joanna Gaines is no exception to this. In the summer issue of , Joanna opened up in a personal essay titled "Free to Evolve" about not only her fear of failure, but also her self-doubt when she first began working in the business of renovating homes, writes.
"There was this continual, underlying dread that any one of those decisions that I was trying to pull out of thin air could be the one that proved once and for all that I was no good at this work," Jo wrote. But once she began renovating her family's home, she became much more confident.
As she grew she began using each home as a "blank canvas" where she could experiment and try new things within the "safety of those walls." Instead of shooting for perfection in each design, Jo slowly learned to use her designs to tell the stories of those who lived in each home.
Of course, while her signature farmhouse style will likely always be the focus of her designs, Jo also revealed that her style is also ever-evolving since she's free to be inspired and take risks—after all, it's education by "trial and error," she says—and she's learned to love the process.
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