Today I woke up in a state of fear. What am I doing?
To make a long story short, in less than a year I am planning to embark on a life of travel. First up is India, Nepal, and Southeast Asia. Yesterday I took a pretty major step towards that goal, and I was so excited about it!
Yet, this morning I began to question everything.
I’ve realized over the years that I need to give my fear a voice in order to move past it. My favorite way to do this is by writing all of my fears down so that instead of letting my thoughts run wild I can get them all out of my head!
Here we go.
What am I doing? Is it really smart to give everything up? I have such a comfortable life here. Why Nepal? Maybe I should go somewhere else. What am I going to do when I get back from traveling? I do have to come back at some point, right? I can’t travel forever can I? How am I going to pay my student loans while I’m away volunteering? What if I run out of money? What if I have to move back home, embarrassed? What if I can’t hack it in a third wold country long term? What if I’m not as strong as I think I am? What if this illustration stuff never takes off? What if I can’t find a way to make money while abroad? What if it doesn’t work? What if people think I’m crazy?
Basically, I am scared that I am going to make the wrong decision and regret it.
I have decided time and again to NOT let this voice of fear and doubt run my life. This is a decision I have made many times in my life, and a decision I must continue to make for the rest of my life. These voices will continue to pop up, and I will continue to move past them. Every time I do my life changes for the better in miraculous ways!
So, I am moving forward with my plans to create the life I dream of.
“I let go of the idea that I am suppose to follow someone’s blueprint for success. I accept that all I have to do is follow my inspiration & my flow. My inspiration will lead me to my greatest success.” – Anita Wing Lee
We all struggle with fear from time to time. How do you move past it?