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Refusing Fear

Scared child

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Last week, I put up some stuff on fear because it is something that I have been struggling with.
Regretting the decisions that I have made in my life is one of my biggest fears. I always wonder if I am doing something wrong and it scares the crap out of me. In order to keep from feeling afraid in the past, I resorted to not doing anything at all.
For the first time, I am able to admit this problem and I think that this is a big step.
Instead of running away, I now force myself to sit and think about what I have to lose.
If I try and fail then I can pick my self up and try again, but if I never try then I will never know.
Never knowing what I could have done or who I could have helped is the worst thing imaginable to me.
Now, I am constantly going against my inner thoughts and fears. I refuse to keep quiet out of fear that someone will not agree. I refuse to be simple-minded because I am afraid to fail.I refuse to let anyone tell me what I can and cannot do. I can do anything that I put my mind to. I will not stop.

“Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.”

-Louis E. Boone

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Quote of the Day

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
Babe Ruth

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Back-up Plan

Every since I was a little girl, I knew what I wanted to do. I wanted to help people with my words. I threw myself into anything that would let me. I was the busiest girl in school. Noone could tell me my dreams weren’t coming true. I won awards for my writing. I was in every drama production and I had the grades to match. Everything was going as planned. I was going to be like Oprah. I thought I was unstoppable and then someone stopped me. Her name was life.My parents got divorced during my seventh grade year of middle school. Everything changed. My dad did not have enough money on his own. Noone could pick me up after school.  I had to stop doing everything that I loved. I could not play the cello after school. I could not practice scenes in the drama room. The only thing I could do was go home. I had no choice and I was devastated.I just wanted for everything to get better. All I wanted was to see my family happy again. I doubted everything that I believed in.  My dreams were no longer important. I needed to survive. I needed money. Naturally, when college application time came around,  I  chose something scientific. Science majors always made the most money.I “needed” to make money, lots of money. My children would not struggle. We would survive. Making money was my new “dream”. No one was going to stop me.  I was on my way, but something was still bothering me . My old dreams resurfaced.  I tried to silence them but they would not listen.  So here I am, ready to try again.

I am forgetting about my backup plan and focusing on my real plan.  I will be getting my Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism. Only God knows what the future holds. I am ready for this adventure.

Nothing can stop me.

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams. “


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I used to be…

I used to be afraid of who I was.

I used to be afraid to speak because

I was too afraid of what people might think.

I was afraid I was not good enough.

I wanted to be someone else.

I did not understand individuality.

I did not want to stand out.

I wanted to conform.

I needed to be like everyone else.

I needed to see everyone else smile.

I forgot about myself.

I don’t even think I knew myself.

I don’t even think I cared about myself.

Things have changed.

I realized that life is more than being “cool”.

I realized that life is more than a popularity contest.

I realized that I have an opinion that matters.

I needed to speak.

I speak.

I needed to smile.

I smile.

I needed to be myself.

I am myself.

I needed to be proud.

I am proud because

I am so much more than what I used to be.

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Follow your Dreams

Dreams are essential to human life. They keep us going. They keep us alive. They give us hope. So, why are we so quick to abandon them? Why are we so quick to devalue what matters most? Why do we discourage others? Most would say it’s life but I say it’s fear. We are afraid to be successful. We find bad in anything. We feed our brains with unnecessary drama. We can recite meaningless lyrics, but we can not take time to pursue what we really believe in. We run when we get close to success and encourage others to do the same. We are afraid to take chances. We are told that our dreams are unreachable. We are laughed at. We are teased for trying.

They laugh because they are cowards.

They tease because they are envious.

They don’t matter.

You do and so do your dreams.

Following dreams is a lot easier said than done. You have to deal with the haters, the naysayers, and the critics. You have to deal with yourself.You will become your own worst enemy.You will doubt yourself. You will find reasons not to make your dreams come true. You are going to have to ignore yourself. It’s going to be hard. Anything that is worth anything is hard.

You are going to fall.Get back up.

There will be tears, smile.

There will be laughs, enjoy them.

There will be success, if you follow your dreams.

“”The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”- Eleanor Roosevelt

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