For years, I have been learning how to be free from fear. Left unchecked, fear has the potential to manipulate our decisions and paralyze us. To preoccupy us and steal us away from the present. To consume us.
The more we feed our fears, the more they grow. Fear leads to more fear. But I've learned to recognize fear for what it is.
Fear is human. It's ok to feel scared. It means we're growing.
Fear is a habitual liar. But lies lose their power when we stop believing them.
Fear is an emotion. It only has the power we give it. We decide weather we give fear the power to dictate our decisions. And there is an immense freedom in that.
I used to think I needed to be stop feeling fear in order to experience freedom from it. But I've learned that bravery is not the same as fearlessness.
Bravery is freedom from fear. Bravery is feeling scared and doing it anyway. So do stuff you're scared to do. Just be a little bit brave. We're already free; we just have to start believing it.
Thanks for stopping by. A little about me — I have a latte each morning and drink about 7 cups of tea a day (not exaggerating.) I live in Atlanta where I'm going to law school. I like long distance running and I love my city and I love exploring our beautiful earth. I believe in following our passions & being free.
I started this blog to document and share my favorite moments while traveling. This is a place where I process my ideas, share the aches and joys of my heart, speak truth, and shine light on the beauty I see in the world.
I've realized that what I probably love most about traveling is the same thing I love about writing — the way it connects me to myself and other people. I hope as you read my words, you feel connected to our shared humanity.
Thank you for reading. :)
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