Move Over Fear

Move Over Fear

Writing

Start a blog they said. It will be easy they said…

Seriously though, it wasn’t difficult to get this far, just time consuming. That’s partly my own fault. I like to learn as much as I can and try to do things right the first time. Sometimes that can be a fault. Usually it pays off. Here’s to hoping my time was well spent.

One of my big goals for this year was to build my own website. Just find the right tools and do it. The tools are out there, hundreds and thousands of great tools! So many tools! And blogs about starting blogs that lead to productivity tools and planners. I love planners and organization. I need to make list.

Squirrel….

I still have a long way to go before I would ever feel like I’m ready to launch, but the longer I wait, the more of this crazy journey you are going to miss out on. I just couldn’t do that to ya.

If you haven’t already, check out my brief ‘About Me’ page. I will be adding more there later. For now, that at least explains the reason behind ‘Finding my Mission’.

Have you ever thought “I should start a blog”? Maybe not. Maybe I’m just crazy. Or maybe, like me, you feel like you have too much to share to keep it to yourself. Lessons in life that could benefit others but no outlet to get it there. You try to share and encourage those people you encounter in everyday life, but those opportunities are so few and far between.

“I should start a blog.”

I often think to myself, “I wish somebody had told me that so I wouldn’t have had to learn it the hard way.” My next thought is, “I should write a book or something. This is good stuff.” Seriously, I can’t be the only one that does this right? “Oh, but I don’t have time for that. Heck no.”

I had to stop and ask myself if I was really too busy, or was I just making excuses? Let’s face it. The real reason I never did this is out of fear. There’s the fear of failure, but I can handle that. No, the real fear is letting someone read anything that I’ve written, and not just on a piece of paper, but out there in the digital space where it will exist forever. There are people out there that will read what I have to say and judge me.

Not so long ago, I realized that I only had one year left of my thirties. Wait, how did this happen? I mean, turning 40 doesn’t bother me. Life has never been better. I’m in the best days of my life so far. Still, there’s so much more I meant to have accomplished by now.

Last year, I found myself in a place where I started dwelling on all the things I missed out on, all the things that got me off track. Through a lot of reflection, reading, and praying, I realized that nobody is holding me back but myself. I spent some time figuring out what I was allowing to get in the way. I started, one at a time, eliminating the things that were distracting me and tackling the fears. What I’ve learned so far is that I am capable of much more than I ever could have imagined.

So this year, I have decided that I WILL go on that mission trip next year. I WILL find a way to fund that trip. I WILL write about it, and all my other adventures as I make the most of this final year as a thirty-something.

You know what? I was right, I don't have time. I don't have time for fear.Click To Tweet

So move over fear, you’re getting in my way.

What fears have you conquered recently? I would love to hear about it in the comments below.

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12 Replies to “Move Over Fear”

  1. I know what you mean. I thought long and hard about my blog before I started it and thought about what kind of content I wanted and still want to share. Fears… there are many. conquering them one day at a time.

    1. Thank you Charlotte! This has already been such a great learning experience, and I can’t wait to see where it will take me!

  2. I love your post because it’s exactly what I feel each time I post something. I always get this pit in my stomach wondering what people will think…but then I get such positive feedback that it encourages me to post again and again. Good luck and keep posting!

    1. Thank you Staci! I’m sure it gets easier, and I’ve learned the best way to get over fear is to step outside of my comfort zone, even if it’s just one little baby step at a time. 🙂

  3. I guess there’s two of us telling fear to move away. I to struggled with the idea of starting a blog and trying new things. Too much to learn and explore to allow fear to win. Keep going. Great post, thanks for sharing.

  4. Fear gets in the way of a lot of things sometimes. Other times it is justified. At this moment in time my biggest fear is hurricane Irma as I live in south FL. Good Luck to you.

    1. Hi Kristina, I totally agree with you. Certain fears are there to protect us, and we need to know the difference. I work with many people in South Florida. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. I wear a bracelet that says, “My faith is bigger than my fear.” I have been learning to trust God in everything and blogging is one of the things where I am not sure what he is telling me to do. However, since I did find this group, so maybe that was His answer.