Thoughts on Bravery


Be brave.

That's my theme for 2015, and it has been ringing loud and clear in my mind lately. In January, it was very motivating and exciting. I started making more serious plans for Adventure & the Wild, and I felt brave.

Then February hit, and so did a whole lot of fear and insecurity.

I can't do this. This is crazy. This is something other people do, not me. What if I fail? What if this is too much? What if this is the wrong direction?

I can't.
I can't.
I can't.

(Be brave.)

You know what? Maybe I'm right. Maybe I can't do this. But guess what? I'm doing it anyway.

Sometimes, the things we want to do, need to do, are really, really scary. But that's just it: if it was easy & comfortable, it wouldn't be an adventure. It wouldn't be challenging. We would never grow & become the people we are supposed to be. We can't always wait until we feel brave; sometimes, we have to just be brave

So here's to acknowledging the fear but deciding not to be ruled by it. Here's to moving forward and doing great things, the things we were created to do. Here's to being brave.