Fear is a tameless beast lurking amidst the shadows of my soul. Each day I wake up with a renewed commitment to be my genuine courageous self. And each day I am faced with strife alongside this intimidating beast. The battle is an ongoing toxic assault on me, hitting multiple fronts simultaneously. I am a well-traveled, multi-lingual, educated woman whose successful career speaks volumes and yet as I face this new stage in my life, I am scared. I am filled with doubt, second guessing every single step, while taking notice of all faults. Fear seems to be my new best friend.
I am the artist who aspires to become a part of the larger whole. I am the woman who desires a new venue for expression. I am the young girl who seeks acceptance in my community of creatives. I am the giver who wishes to be part of positive change in the world. I am the learner who aims to gain new knowledge every day. I am the teacher who relishes in helping others. I am the mother who needs to feel needed.
At our core, aren’t we all afraid at some point in our lives? I am reminded that it’s when we face our fears and take the leap into the great unknown, we are offered the opportunities of growth, confidence, and happiness. We get to discover new parts of ourselves and nurture the muted facets of our individual selves. Fear is my friend.
I will learn from you fear. I will delve deeper than before and continue to place another step out into the universe. I will open my heart and my mind to new experiences as my path is revealed. I will incorporate courage and trust into my daily life while I nurture you, fear. Together we will move forward and take this new adventure to greater levels. Fear, I welcome you to ride in the backseat, share all of your great wisdom, but mind you, respect in not an option. Fear, you are indeed my new bestie.