I have recently taken some major life-changing moves, the biggest being starting a university degree on top of running our family home as well as supporting my husband’s business and my own. It has really given me a lot of time to re-evaluate my life and what I want out of it. Along with this, it has also opened my eyes to some other area’s I have been hiding, mainly my fears.
We all have fears, and on thinking about my own it occurred to me that as I have aged I have become far more fearful of many things, including those things that 10 years ago I would have never have dreamed I would have feared.
Some of the things I fear:
- driving over large, long open bridges
- failing my children
- driving up or down steep hills, which Devon has many of
- not achieving anything in my life
- pushing myself and exploring new things
- meeting new people
- heights ( became apparent during our recent trip to Disney)
- getting things wrong
I have addressed some of these fears head on, but there are still a few I need to work on. I think admitting that I am afraid of these things is the first step in helping me move forward and embrace the life I want rather than the life I have at the moment. I have been pushing myself to interact with 10 years ago wouldn’t have bothered me. As part of the degree I am doing, we have to go out and interview people and the first time I did, it felt really good. I actually enjoyed interacting with new people and finding out what they had to say.
So basically after rambling on about fear, I am urging you to face your fears as it may surprise you the reaction you get from others and yourself.
What do you fear?