Hi everyone! I hope life’s treating you well and if not, remember you can always start over 🙂 I came on here to give a really quick update. I’ve been sick for the past two days (flu symptoms) and it has not been fun. I’ve had a pounding headache but I have managed to get through half of my next book (ready for another review? *ugly laugh* I’m sorry, I tried to be cool). I wanted to use this blog post to share a few thoughts with all of you about something that’s been bouncing in my head for the past few days – FEAR.
Fear is inevitable. It’s embedded within us; everyone is scared of something. It would be amazing if we didn’t have fears but sometimes, we need them – to become better. It doesn’t matter what you are scared off; no fear is superior or inferior. You could be scared of spiders, small spaces, crowds, heights, the future or disappointing people. Call me crazy, but I think fear is slightly beautiful (opinion changes when I’m facing it though). I want you to close your eyes for a bit and think about how many times fear has stopped you from doing something? Doesn’t matter if it’s a lot of time or rarely! Just think about. Our mind likes to play little tricks on us, where it tries to make us think of the WORST things that can happen when we’re about to do something. Don’t worry, it happens to everyone. Know that it’s normal 🙂 Sometimes, we need to experience a slice of fear to get that beautiful view at the end. When fear comes into the picture, so does a small act of bravery. I don’t mean the big and pompous acts of bravery, but rather the small things. It could be:
- apologising to that one person who you don’t want to lose after a silly argument (despite the fact that you’re scared they hate you now)
- getting started on that new business or project you wanted to do for so long (despite the fact that you’re scared it’ll end up failing)
- studying for the next test in class even though you did bad on the last one (despite the fact that you’re scared it’ll end up happening again)
- speaking up for someone else (despite the fact that you’re scared of speaking in front of other people)
If I could tell you all one thing, that would be to never become hostage to your own mind. You are amazing. You sometimes might mess up with things, but sometimes, you also end up doing some super awesome things. That’s okay. Life is not something where you either win or lose; the measure of success for life is how well you experience it. We have one chance at life and if there is something stopping you from experiencing it to the fullest, work on getting rid off it. So, ask yourself now, what’s stopping you?
With lots of love,
P.S. My new blog is in the works, well not new, I’ve taken it down to work on it more! But, I’ll let you all know when it’s up. The next few weeks are hectic for me; getting over this flu season, going through exams *pray for me* and trying to juggle extracurriculars! But it’s okay, we have time and more importantly, we must remember that we are grateful for these opportunities. That’s enough motivation for me 🙂 Bye.
(All photos featured in the post are obtained via Tumblr- credits to the rightful owners)