I have wanted to start a blog for some time, but as soon as I open the computer and place my hands on the keyboard, I stop. My mind races and freezes simultaneously. Where do I start, am I even a good writer, will anyone actually read it? I stare at the screen, type a few words, then firmly hold down the delete button making the slate blank…once again.
Every couple months, the urge to write resurfaced, but I quickly fell into the cycle of doubt, frustration, and fear.
I realized how that simple four letter word had quite a tight grip on me.
I have lived much of my life in fear. Not the instant jump you have when you see a spider lurking in the corner of your bedroom ceiling, nor the anxiety that arises when the sky darkens and the thunder rolls in.
This fear is different. It’s heavy. It’s debilitating. It’s all encompassing. And, it has drastically determined the patterns of my life thus far. I’m too tired to keep living like this. I’m too tired of being afraid, of being alone, of being tied down.
So, I made a decision.
I’m starting a new journey; one that is ever so terrifying, but gives me a sense of exhilaration I cannot ignore. I am certain this will challenge me emotionally, mentally and spiritually, however, I’m embracing the unknowns; it’s time to face them head on.
I’m ready to share my story and I’m ready to tell it in the absence of fear. I’m hopeful that through this experience I walk into bravery with a newfound freedom and lightness, having the courage to do what I have wanted for so long.
Will you join me? Together, we can spread bravery, acknowledging both baby steps and big leaps, individuality and uniqueness, community and support. Let’s share our stories and support each other. One step at a time.
So, here we go. Time to take the first step into bravery.
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