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There Is Nothing To Fear, But Fear Itself

July 31, 2012 • By

This is the last day of the Ultimate Blog Challenge. Yay!!! I made it! I thought it would be a good idea to end my journey with a travel related article. It’s about a dear friend of mine who shall remain nameless who wants to travel but is afraid to. There’s so many things that you want to say to encourage….but I didn’t want to think too much about it. I will just speak from the heart and hope that she hears it.


I have a friend who really wants to travel internationally, but she can’t bring herself to do it. She told me that she is afraid to travel across a body of water and the long plane trip won’t be a picnic either. I can sympathize that both issues can be disconcerting, but it should not be a deal breaker. Traveling, while it is fun and wonderful, can be challenging. It will be a challenge for my friend, but I know her deep desire to conquer that fear is why she reads my blog for encouragement.

The most difficult thing about meeting a challenge is taking the first step. She’s done that, so she’s ahead of the game. She’s flown domestically which would always be my first suggestion to conquer that fear. Take baby steps all the while realizing that this will probably be one of the hardest things in your life that you will do and then resolve that you will do it. It will take equal parts bravery and planning but it can be done. We are all faced with things that are uncomfortable…… hell……. unfathomable to conceive of doing. However, we must remind ourselves that in order for great things to happen to us, we have to be willing to receive it…to allow it to happen. Resistance is the antithesis to receiving it. Stop pushing away things that could potentially change your life for the better.READ MORE


Regrets – An Ode To Youth Lost Too Soon

April 1, 2012 • By



I think as one grows older, the heart grows sadder as it recalls the many ways it had failed to lead its owner on a certain path.   Regrets are for fools, people say, yet those regrets still linger as the only companion that has remained faithful to many throughout the years.

Don’t look back with regrets, but move on with hope.

Looking back, I can see that my own personal stumbling block was fear.  Fear of the unknown, of what others might think or say, of being judged, of making the wrong decision.  Sometimes we are just too hard on ourselves; we feel as if we have to get everything just right the first time or why bother at all?  I didn’t realize that there was a lesson carved indelibly for me regardless of the path I took.

The irony is that out of all the choices that lay before me, I chose to play it safe and took care to never stray from my perceived path and to risk coloring outside the lines.  As a result, I struggle to identify moments of personal greatness or achievement as a young woman.

 Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. – from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”