I'm not exactly sure when that fear set in (perhaps when the things I started sharing were from my own mind instead of things I liked from someone else's), but a person can't just go around ignoring the need to get something done. If there's a dream you have in your heart, you can't be afraid to try. I was, I still am, but that's not going to stop me.
I heard one of those motivational speakers talking on GMA one morning, DeVon Franklin. He said that we need to get comfortable at being uncomfortable. I wish I took notes or something to share other points, but that was the thing I remembered most. When you're comfortable in a space, you don't advance, you stop trying to improve yourself or do anything toward those goals that you have set in your heart to achieve. You stop caring. Sure, being uncomfortable is... well, uncomfortable, but it keeps you moving. The fear keeps you feeling alive, and maybe those projects that you finish while wanting to feel safe again will make you feel worthwhile, like you've accomplished something important. Work with your anxiety, don't let them work you. At least, that's what I got out of his speech.
So, I suppose I can finish this up. I wish I had some good, worthwhile advice to give, and maybe I just did. I never feel like I do. Maybe just knowing that someone else experiences some form of anxiety can be of help, I don't know. My chatty house guest is mumbling to herself and it's breaking my concentration so I'll end as I always do.
Let’s all work together to make a better world. We can be each other’s cheerleader. We all rise together.
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YA Fantasy author and amateur photographer living in New Mexico. A reflection of herself, her characters are timid at first but tend to stand up and push through when times get tough.