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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Fear? Yup . . .It's All Good

I'm leading a blessed life. I have a wonderful husband who is my best friend and  my true soul mate, as well as my life partner. I have a great family, a job I love and friends I adore. I have the opportunity to become well educated, and I have some amazing opportunities to travel.

Yes, I have been blessed. But some of these blessings have resulted from risk. And with risk comes fear.

Much to the dismay of my mother, I've always been the one to test the limits on what she would consider normal behavior.

Whether it be skydiving, shark cage diving, dog sledding, embarking on trans-Atlantic solo travel, or even tackling major weight loss . . . fear may have always been there.

But so what?

What's the alternative, I would ask? 

At times, fear of unknown can be a tough obstacle to overcome. But life is so precious, so short . . .why live with what ifs? 

Yes, it's scary. But so is regret.

Start small.

Venture away for the weekend. Explore your capital city. Get a passport. Roam as much as time and money allows. Try a new gym class, a cooking class, a dance class, or try to learn a new language.

Every day is a new opportunity. Make it yours.


  1. Great post. I like the idea of starting small to overcome your fears.

  2. That quote is so true. Fear is the one thing that can truly hold us back. Also - your weight loss is inspiring - Congrats on your success!

  3. Awesome!!