So much of my life has been taken over by fear. Fear of rejection. Fear of losing control. Fear of the unknown. As I’ve experienced life though, I have learned that although fear is inevitable, I don’t have to allow fear to paralyze or control me.
Life is full of ebbs and flows, and sometimes it can be easy to get caught up in the bad. But, those low moments, weeks, months, and even years are an integral part of simply being alive, and the good days can’t exist without the bad. I am learning to be grateful for “feeling” in general because it is a reminder that I am alive, I am human, and I am on my own journey.
Sometimes I find myself feeling ashamed that I preach self love on my social media yet don’t always love all of me. But, that’s okay because I do my best, and that’s all I can really ask of myself. We don’t have to be obsessed with ourselves or fully love our bodies all the time because self-love along with happiness is a journey, not a destination.
While I full-heartedly believe that it is important to protect your energy and say ‘no’ to things that just don’t feel right in the moment, I also believe that it is so important and empowering to face your fears, scare your soul, and lean into discomfort in order to keep growing and expanding.
I let fear control me for so long, but I am here to face fear head on because it is time to be free.